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waterwheel

noun [C] uk   /ˈwɔː.tə.wiːl/ us    /ˈwɑː.t̬ɚ-/
a large wheel that is turned by flowing water and used to provide the power for machineryGenerating and pumping devices
(Definition of waterwheel from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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