Definitions for water power

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wa′ter pow`er(n.)

or wa′ter•pow`er

  1. the power of water used to drive machinery.

  2. a waterfall or descent in a watercourse capable of being so used.

  3. a water right possessed by a mill.

Origin of water power:

1820–30

Wiktionary

  1. water power(Noun)

    Any source of energy derived from running or falling water; originally obtained from a waterwheel immersed in a stream; modern hydroelectric power is obtained from turbines fed from reservoirs

Webster Dictionary

  1. Water power

    the power of water employed to move machinery, etc

  2. Water power

    a fall of water which may be used to drive machinery; a site for a water mill; a water privilege

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