a waterwheel at the bottom of a chute, turned by the falling water.
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Origin of flutter wheel
First recorded in 1810–20
Words nearby flutter wheel
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Example sentences from the Web for flutter wheel
That's my flutter-wheel, and I feel like breaking it to pieces.Queer Stories for Boys and Girls|Edward Eggleston