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windmill

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈwɪnd.mɪl/
a building or structure with large blades on the outside that, when turned by the force of the wind, provide the power for getting water out of the ground or crushing grain a wind turbine (US pinwheel) a child's toy that consists of a stick with brightly coloured pieces of plastic at one end which turn around when you blow them or hold the toy in the wind
Translations of “windmill”
in Korean 풍차…
in Arabic طاحونة هَواء…
in Portuguese moinho de vento…
in Catalan molí de vent…
in Japanese 風車(小屋)…
in Italian mulino a vento…
in Chinese (Traditional) 風車房, 風力磨坊, 風車…
in Russian ветряная мельница…
in Turkish yel değirmeni…
in Chinese (Simplified) 风车房, 风力磨坊, 风车…
in Polish wiatrak, młyn…
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