from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The power of water employed, or capable of being employed, as a prime mover in machinery; hence, a fall or descent in a stream capable of being utilized for mechanical purposes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- The power of water employed to move machinery, etc.
- A fall of water which may be used to drive machinery; a site for a water mill; a water privilege.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun Any source of
energyderived from runningor fallingwater; originally obtained from a waterwheel immersedin a stream; modern hydroelectricpower is obtained from turbinesfed from reservoirs
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the power to do work that is latent in a head of water
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