headrace [hed′rās΄]
the channel or race furnishing water as to a mill wheel: opposed to TAILRACE

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  • Headrace — Head race ( r[=a]s ), n. See {Race}, a water course. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • headrace — /hed rays /, n. the race, flume, or channel leading to a water wheel or the like. [1840 50; HEAD + RACE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • headrace — noun The part of a millrace that brings water to the millwheel …   Wiktionary

  • headrace — n. channel through which water flows to a mill wheel …   English contemporary dictionary

  • headrace — /ˈhɛdreɪs/ (say hedrays) noun the race, flume, or channel leading to a waterwheel or the like …   Australian-English dictionary

  • headrace — noun a waterway that feeds water to a mill or water wheel or turbine • Hypernyms: ↑watercourse, ↑waterway * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a race for conveying water to a point of industrial application (as a waterwheel or turbine) * * * /hed rays /, n.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Water wheel — This article is about the machine for converting energy of flowing or falling water. For paddle wheels used to propel watercraft, see paddle wheel ship. For wheels used solely to lift water, see Noria. For factories or industries driven by water… …   Wikipedia

  • York Haven Dam — Infobox Dam dam name= York Haven Dam caption= official name= York Haven Hydro Station crosses= Susquehanna River reservoir= Frederic Lake locale= Central Pennsylvania, U.S. maint= York Haven Power Company length= 8,000 foot (2,438 m)cite web |url …   Wikipedia

  • Kölnbrein Dam — Kölnbrein Dam …   Wikipedia

  • Race — Race, n. [OE. ras, res, rees, AS. r[=ae]s a rush, running; akin to Icel. r[=a]s course, race. [root]118.] 1. A progress; a course; a movement or progression. [1913 Webster] 2. Esp., swift progress; rapid course; a running. [1913 Webster] The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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