Font Size

100% 150% 200%

Background Colour

Default Contrast
Close Reset


Back to search

A device for tapping the energy of running or falling water by means of a set of paddles mounted around a wheel. Used as a source of power in watermills and water powered factories.


Related Terms

Term Note
MILL DAM A dam constructed across a stream to raise its water-level and make it available to power a mill wheel.
TIDE MILL A type of WATERMILL, powered by retaining seawater at high tide and releasing it at low tide via a water wheel.
WATER WHEEL HOUSE A building to house waterwheels, attached to a WATERMILL or water-powered factory.
WATERMILL A mill in which the machinery is driven by water power.
WHEEL PIT The rectangular pit in which the lower part of a waterwheel revolves. Linked Data resource