[ teyl-reys ]
/ ˈteɪlˌreɪs /
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the race, flume, or channel leading away from a waterwheel or the like.
Mining. the channel for conducting tailings or refuse away in water.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
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Example sentences from the Web for tailrace
In the winter of 1863 a tailrace was cut to the river which greatly ameliorated conditions.Montreal 1535-1914, Volume II (of 2)|William Henry Atherton
British Dictionary definitions for tailrace
/ (ˈteɪlˌreɪs) /
a channel that carries water away from a water wheel, turbine, etcCompare headrace
mining the channel for removing tailings in water
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