breast wheel



a waterwheel onto which the propelling water is fed at the height of a horizontal axle.

Origin of breast wheel

First recorded in 1750–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for breast wheel

  • Quite as pictorial as a breast-wheel is a wind-mill, the older the better, thinks the artist as he views its weather-beaten frame.

    Inventors at Work|George Iles