mill wheel

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noun

a wheel, especially a waterwheel, for driving a mill.

Origin of mill wheel

before 1000; Middle English myln whele, Old English mylenhwēol. See mill1, wheel
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millwheel

/ (ˈmɪlˌwiːl) /

noun

a wheel, esp a waterwheel, that drives a mill

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