tide mill


noun

a mill operated by the tidal movement of water.

Origin of tide mill

First recorded in 1630–40
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Examples from the Web for tide mill

  • There are many drawbacks to a tide-mill of this description.

    Time and Tide|Robert S. (Robert Stawell) Ball
  • She was moored three quarters of a mile to the eastward of Brooklyn ferry, near a tide-mill on the Long Island shore.