Meaning of “windmill” in the English Dictionary

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"windmill" in British English

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windmillnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈwɪnd.mɪl/ 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

US pinwheel a child's toy that consists of a stick with brightly coloured pieces of plastic at one end that turn around when you blow them or hold the toy in the wind

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

"windmill" in American English

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windmillnoun [ C ]

us /ˈwɪnd·mɪl/

a building or structure with large blades on the outside that, when turned by the force of the wind, provide electrical or mechanical power

(Definition of “windmill” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)