Undershot wheel | Article about undershot wheel by The Free Dictionary
undershot wheel[′ən·dər‚shät ‚wēl]
A water wheel operated by the impact of flowing water against blades attached around the periphery of the wheel, the blades being partly or totally submerged in the moving stream of water.
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If the only source of moving water available was a fast-moving stream with little change in elevation, the undershot wheel
(The undershot wheel
located along the front of the mill was added in the late 1950s and serves as decoration only.)
Originally known as Lidmerston, the mill was located within a bend of the Waycock river and incorporated an undershot wheel
The water wheel pit was sunk in 1852 to house a wooden eight-foot diameter undershot wheel
, which was replaced in 1906 with an iron one made in a foundry in Aberystwyth.