overshot wheel


noun

a water wheel in which the water enters the buckets tangentially near the top of the wheel.

Nearby words

  1. overshine,
  2. overshirt,
  3. overshoe,
  4. overshoot,
  5. overshot,
  6. overside,
  7. oversight,
  8. oversimplification,
  9. oversimplify,
  10. oversize

Origin of overshot wheel

First recorded in 1665–75

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