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/ ˈmɪlˌreɪs /
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the channel in which the current of water driving a mill wheel flows to the mill.
the current itself.
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How to use millrace in a sentence
He was a profuse talker; ran a stream every time you looked at him; it was like turning on a mill-race.Overland|John William De Forest
The whole inlet boiled like a pot, and roared like a mill-race.Left on Labrador|Charles Asbury Stephens
Look at the chap perched out on the very end of that log, with the water rushing below like a mill-race!The Outdoor Chums After Big Game|Captain Quincy Allen
They dragged every foot of the mill race and the creek for a long distance below the dam.Sixes and Sevens|O. Henry
The mainland lay not more than a short stone's throwaway, but between it and the island the water ran as swift as a mill race.The Gaunt Gray Wolf|Dillon Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for millrace
/ (ˈmɪlˌreɪs) /
the current of water that turns a millwheel
the channel for this water
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