millstream

[ mil-streem ]
/ ˈmɪlˌstrim /

noun

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Origin of millstream

First recorded in 1805–15; mill1 + stream
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Example sentences from the Web for millstream

  • The current was running along the side of the ship like a millstream.

    Fridtjof Nansen|Jacob B. Bull
  • Mitsos propped him up against the wall, and ran to get water from the millstream outside.

    The Vintage|Edward Frederic Benson
  • It sounded like a millstream, a brook swollen with rain, a tidal wave.

    The Confession of a Fool|August Strindberg
  • The path wound along a bank a couple of feet above the millstream.

British Dictionary definitions for millstream

millstream
/ (ˈmɪlˌstriːm) /

noun

a stream of water used to turn a millwheel
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