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water power

or waterpower

noun
1.
the power of water used, or capable of being used, to drive machinery, turbines, etc.
2.
a waterfall or descent in a watercourse capable of being so used.
3.
a water right possessed by a mill.
Origin of water power
1820-1830
First recorded in 1820-30
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  • The abundance of water power was utilized for manufactures of every description.

    The Land We Live In

    Henry Mann
  • At any rate, it was not his business to worry over the sale of the water power.

    Still Jim Honor Willsie Morrow
  • He'll steal anything from a woman's honor to a water power site.

    Still Jim Honor Willsie Morrow
  • There were plans for working the waggons along the line by water power.

    Lives of the Engineers Samuel Smiles
  • Where there was no water power, wind was made to do the same work.

    Conservation Reader Harold W. Fairbanks
  • There were mineral wealth and water power, and breadth and depth for agriculture.

  • water power being abundant, it is used for running all machinery.

    All About Coffee William H. Ukers
  • The machinery is of wood, roughly made, and is worked by water power.

    At the Court of the Amr John Alfred Gray
  • It had gone begging for a buyer because it's mostly pond and water power.

  • The machinery, with the exception of the looms, was driven by water power.

British Dictionary definitions for water power

water power

noun
1.
the power latent in a dynamic or static head of water as used to drive machinery, esp for generating electricity
2.
a source of such power, such as a drop in the level of a river, etc
3.
the right to the use of water for such a purpose, as possessed by a water mill
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