millrace

[ mil-reys ]
/ ˈmɪlˌreɪs /

noun

the channel in which the current of water driving a mill wheel flows to the mill.
the current itself.

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Origin of millrace

First recorded in 1470–80; mill1 + race1
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British Dictionary definitions for mill-race

millrace

millrun

/ (ˈmɪlˌreɪs) /

noun

the current of water that turns a millwheel
the channel for this water
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