overshot wheel


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overshot wheel

[′ō·vər‚shät ‚wēl]
(mechanical engineering)
A horizontal-shaft waterwheel with buckets around the circumference; the weight of water pouring into the buckets from the top rotates the wheel.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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