millpond

[ mil-pond ]
/ ˈmɪlˌpɒnd /

noun

a pond for supplying water to drive a mill wheel.

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Origin of millpond

First recorded in 1640–50; mill1 + pond
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British Dictionary definitions for millpond

millpond
/ (ˈmɪlˌpɒnd) /

noun

a pool formed by damming a stream to provide water to turn a millwheel
any expanse of calm waterthe sea was a millpond
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