[ mil-streem ]


Origin of millstream

First recorded in 1805–15; mill1 + stream

Words Nearby millstream Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use millstream in a sentence

  • 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.

  • Mitsos propped him up against the wall, and ran to get water from the millstream outside.

    The Vintage | Edward Frederic Benson
  • Maps show what may be Bburs strong millstream joining the Ghaggar.

    The Bbur-nma in English | Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
  • The current was running along the side of the ship like a millstream.

    Fridtjof Nansen | Jacob B. Bull

British Dictionary definitions for millstream


/ (ˈmɪlˌstriːm) /

  1. a stream of water used to turn a millwheel

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