tailrace definition

  • noun:
    • The section of a millrace below the water wheel by which the spent liquid flows.
    • A channel for drifting away mine tailings and refuse.
    • The section of a millrace that holds water from a water wheel.
    • The part of a hydropower facility that carries water from a turbine.
    • See battle, n., 6.
    • The channel in which tailings, suspended in liquid, are performed away.
    • The channel for which liquid works from a mill after driving the wheel.
    • a watercourse that holds liquid away from a mill or water wheel or turbine

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