or wa·ter wheel
[ waw-ter-hweel, -weel, wot-er- ]
/ ˈwɔ tərˌʰwil, -ˌwil, ˈwɒt ər- /
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the paddle wheel of a steamboat.
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How to use waterwheel in a sentence
She envisioned a New England farmhouse from 1904 complete with a 14-foot high water wheel cut from hand-felled white oak.Last-Minute Gift Books|Janice Kaplan|December 20, 2010|DAILY BEAST
The water-wheel was turning and the jar of the stones set every beam and plank in the structure to trembling.Ruth Fielding At College|Alice B. Emerson
Once the wind came with a sudden sweep up the river and she thought she could hear the creak of Uncle Billy's water-wheel.The Trail of the Lonesome Pine|John Fox, Jr.
There was a serpentine factory here once, but it is deserted; the water-wheel turns no longer.The Cornwall Coast|Arthur L. Salmon
The deeper parts of the channel of the river are laid dry by means of large caissons or chain-pumps, worked by a water-wheel.The Book of Curiosities|I. Platts
Then I do put the hairpins in, to make them look like a water-wheel that the chore boy does build in the brook.The Story of Opal|Opal Whiteley
British Dictionary definitions for waterwheel
a simple water-driven turbine consisting of a wheel having vanes set axially across its rim, used to drive machinery
a wheel with buckets attached to its rim for raising water from a stream, pond, etc
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