water mill



a mill with machinery driven by water.

Origin of water mill

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425
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Examples from the Web for water mill

Historical Examples of water mill

  • How I wished I could have spent days, nay weeks, in the neighbourhood of the water-mill!

    In the Heart of Vosges

    Matilda Betham-Edwards

  • He left after him a water-mill, a young widow, two horses, and one child.

    Jewish Children

    Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich

  • The next day I took a "turn" of corn to the water-mill, far down the stream.

    The Jucklins

    Opie Read

  • The girellone was a carter, who had been in service at the water-mill for some few months.

  • Look at yon water-mill far in the distance, softly moving its sails.

    The Duel

    A. I. Kuprin

British Dictionary definitions for water mill

water mill


a mill operated by a water wheel
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