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windmillnoun [C]

 us   /ˈwɪnd·mɪl/
a ​building or ​structure with ​largeblades on the ​outside that, when ​turned by the ​force of the ​wind, ​provideelectrical or ​mechanicalpower
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windmillnoun [C]

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