breastwheel definition

  • noun:
    • A water wheel in which the stream of water attacks neither so high as with the overshot wheel, nor so low as in the undershot, but generally speaking at about 50 % the height associated with wheel, becoming held touching it because of the breasting. Water functions on the float panels partly by impulse, partly by its fat.
    • A water wheel, upon which the blast of water attacks neither excessive as with the overshot wheel, nor therefore reasonable as with the undershot, but generally at approximately half the height for the wheel, becoming kept in contact with it because of the breasting. The water acts in the float panels partly by impulse, partly by its fat.
    • A water-wheel with radial floats or buckets, upon which the water is accepted at any point from towards plane of this axle to 45° or maybe more above it.
    • A water wheel where blast of water strikes neither so high like in the overshot wheel, nor therefore reasonable as in the undershot, but typically at approximately half the height associated with the wheel, becoming held in touch with it by the breasting. The water functions on the float panels partially by impulse, partially by its weight.
    • A water wheel, where the stream of liquid hits neither excessive like in the overshot wheel, nor so reduced as in the undershot, but usually at approximately half the height of this wheel, being kept in contact with it because of the breasting. The water acts regarding the float panels partly by impulse, partially by its fat.
    • A water-wheel with radial floats or buckets, upon which water is accepted at any point from towards plane for the axle to 45° or maybe more above it.
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