mill|race


mill|race
mill|race «MIHL RAYS», noun.
1. the current of water that drives a mill wheel: »

The millrace is fast enough to run a large wheel.

2. the trough in which the water flows to the mill: »

The millrace collapsed under the weight of the ice.

SYNONYM(S): sluice.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Mill race — Mill Mill, n. [OE. mille, melle, mulle, milne, AS. myln, mylen; akin to D. molen, G. m[ u]hle, OHG. mul[=i], mul[=i]n, Icel. mylna; all prob. from L. molina, fr. mola millstone; prop., that which grinds, akin to molere to grind, Goth. malan, G.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mill-race — (n.) late 15c., from MILL (Cf. mill) (n.1) + RACE (Cf. race) (n.1) in the current sense …   Etymology dictionary

  • Mill race — Middle race of the mill scheme of the Society for the Establishment of Useful Manufactures for exploiting the Great Falls (Passaic River) A mill race, raceway or mill lade (in Scotland) is the current or channel of a stream, especially one for… …   Wikipedia

  • mill race — the channel or current of water used to drive a mill wheel …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • mill race — noun the channel carrying the swift current of water that drives a mill wheel …   English new terms dictionary

  • mill race — An artificial channel conducting water to be utilized for power …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • mill-race — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mill Race Park — is a city owned park located in Columbus, Indiana (Bartholomew County) where the Flat Rock and the Driftwood rivers join together (forming the east fork of the White River) in downtown Columbus. Contents 1 History 1.1 Covered bridges 2 Features …   Wikipedia

  • Mill — Mill, n. [OE. mille, melle, mulle, milne, AS. myln, mylen; akin to D. molen, G. m[ u]hle, OHG. mul[=i], mul[=i]n, Icel. mylna; all prob. from L. molina, fr. mola millstone; prop., that which grinds, akin to molere to grind, Goth. malan, G. mahlen …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mill bar — Mill Mill, n. [OE. mille, melle, mulle, milne, AS. myln, mylen; akin to D. molen, G. m[ u]hle, OHG. mul[=i], mul[=i]n, Icel. mylna; all prob. from L. molina, fr. mola millstone; prop., that which grinds, akin to molere to grind, Goth. malan, G.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English