from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In hydraulics:
- n. A wheel moved by water, and employed to turn machinery.
- n. A wheel for raising water in large quantities, as the Persian wheel. See wheel.
- n. The paddle-wheel of a steamer.
- n. A water-wheel the gudgeons and bearings of which may be raised or lowered to adapt the wheel to various heights of water-supply.
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