Meaning of “waterwheel” in the English Dictionary

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"waterwheel" in British English

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waterwheelnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈwɔː.tə.wiːl/ us /ˈwɑː.t̬ɚ.wiːl/


  • By putting gears together, you can send the power from a waterwheel to a machine.
  • The first waterwheel we know about was in a flour mill in Byzantium, now Turkey.
  • The first wheel used for power was the waterwheel.

(Definition of “waterwheel” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)