mill wheel


mill wheel
noun
water wheel that is used to drive machinery in a mill
Syn: ↑millwheel
Hypernyms: ↑waterwheel, ↑water wheel
Part Holonyms: ↑water mill
Part Meronyms: ↑paddle

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noun
Etymology: Middle English myln whele, from Old English mylenhwēol, from mylen mill + hwēol wheel
: a water wheel that drives a mill

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a wheel, esp. a waterwheel, for driving a mill.
[bef. 1000; ME myln whele, OE mylenhweol. See MILL1, WHEEL]

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mill wheel,
a wheel that is turned by water and supplies power for a mill.

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n. a wheel used to drive a water mill

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ˈmill wheel [mill wheel] noun
a large wheel that is turned by water and that makes the machinery of a ↑mill work

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Mill wheel — 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-wheel — (n.) O.E. mylnn hweol; see MILL (Cf. mill) (n.1) + WHEEL (Cf. wheel) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • mill wheel — n. the wheel, usually a water wheel, that drives the machinery in a mill …   English World dictionary

  • mill wheel — mill ,wheel noun count a large wheel that is turned by water and supplies the power to operate the machines in a MILL …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mill wheel — mill′ wheel n. a wheel, esp. a waterwheel, for driving a mill …   From formal English to slang

  • mill wheel — ► NOUN ▪ a wheel used to drive a watermill …   English terms dictionary

  • mill wheel — a wheel, esp. a waterwheel, for driving a mill. [bef. 1000; ME myln whele, OE mylenhweol. See MILL1, WHEEL] * * * …   Universalium

  • mill wheel — n. wheel pushed by water that is used to propel a mill …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mill wheel — noun Date: before 12th century a waterwheel that drives a mill …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mill wheel — noun a wheel used to drive a watermill …   English new terms dictionary