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Breast-Shot Wheel

A WATERWHEEL which is turned by the weight of water in its BUCKETS, the water entering the buckets at about the level of the WHEELSHAFT. Developed in the 18th and 19th centuries. See also HIGH BREAST WHEEL, FOUR-O'CLOCK WATERWHEEL,LOW BREAST WHEEL. Explore other types of waterwheel in our Thematic Glossary.

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Alternative terms

Term Language Region
Breast wheel English
Brust-, Kropf¦rad, halb-, mittelschlächtiges Rad n German
middenslagrad Dutch
roue f de côté, - latérale French

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