breast wheel

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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. breast drill,
  2. breast line,
  3. breast pump,
  4. breast timber,
  5. breast wall,
  6. breast-beating,
  7. breast-feed,
  8. breastbone,
  9. breasted,
  10. breasted, james henry

Origin of breast wheel

First recorded in 1750–60

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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