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
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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