breast wheel


noun

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

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Origin of breast wheel

First recorded in 1750–60
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Example sentences 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