flutter wheel

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a flutter wheel


So called from the spattering of water and the fluttering noise it makes.


flutter wheel (plural flutter wheels)

  1. A water wheel placed below a fall or in a chute where rapidly moving water strikes the tips of the floats.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for flutter wheel”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)