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Meaning of waterwheel

wa•ter•wheel

Pronunciation: (wô'tur-hwēl", -wēl", wot'ur-), [key]
— n.
  1. a wheel or turbine turned by the weight or momentum of water and used to operate machinery.
  2. a wheel with buckets for raising or drawing water, as a noria.
  3. the paddle wheel of a steamboat.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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