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(1) The wood or metal blades, or paddles, of an undershot waterwheel. Often made of Elm, Oak or Pitch-pine. Fixed by the STARTS to the rim of the wheel. The boards are pushed by the water to turn the wheel by absorbing kinetic energy from the water. (2) The BLADES on a SCOOP WHEEL.

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Alternative terms

Term Language Region
Float Boards (1) English
Paddles (2) English