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water turbine Tweet Definition of water turbine Like Definition of water turbine on Facebook
  1. a rotary engine that converts the energy of moving water into electricity
way Tweet Definition of way Like Definition of way on Facebook
  1. A path.
  2. A method of doing something.
  3. The means to navigate a path.
  4. Possiblility (usually in the phrases 'any way' and 'no way').
  1. (slang) very; as in the phrase way too.
"I'm way tired"
"I'm way too tired to do that."
web Tweet Definition of web Like Definition of web on Facebook
  1. The silken structure a spider builds using silk secreted from the spinnerets at the caudal tip of its abdomen; a spiderweb.
The sunlight glistened in the dew on the .
  1. Any interconnected set of persons, places, or things, which when diagrammed resembles a spider's web.
  2. Specifically, the w:World Wide Web, World Wide Web (also spelled Web).
Let me search the for that.
  1. (baseball) The part of a baseball mitt between the forefinger and thumb, the webbing.
He caught the ball in the .
  1. A latticed or woven structure.
The gazebo's roof was a made of thin strips of wood.
  1. The interconnection between flanges in structural members, increasing the effective lever arm and so the load capacity of the member.
  2. A fold of tissue connecting the toes of certain birds.
A duck paddles with its webbed feet.
  1. (context, manufacturing) A continuous strip of material carried by rollers during processing.
  2. (context, lithography) A long sheet of paper which is fed from a roll into a printing press, as opposed to individual sheets of paper.
verb (web, b, ed)
  1. (intransitive) to construct or form a web
  2. (transitive) to cover with a web or network
  3. (transitive) to ensnare or entangle
  4. (transitive) to provide with a web
wheel and axle Tweet Definition of wheel and axle Like Definition of wheel and axle on Facebook
  1. a simple machine consisting of a wheel (or similar lever) that turns an axle around which a cord is wound; its mechanical advantage is the ratio of the diameters of the wheel and axle
wicket Tweet Definition of wicket Like Definition of wicket on Facebook
  1. A small door or gate, especially one associated with a larger one
  2. A small window or other opening, sometimes fitted with a grating
  3. (Cricket) One of the two wooden structures at each end of the pitch, consisting of three vertical stumps and two bails; the target for the bowler, defended by the batsman
  4. (Cricket) A dismissal; the act of a batsman getting out
  5. (Cricket) The period during which two batsmen bat together
  6. (Cricket) The pitch
  7. (Cricket) The area around the stumps where the batsmen stand
  8. (Croquet) Any of the small arches through which the balls are driven
  9. (snowboarding): A temporary metal attachment that one attaches one's lift-ticket to.
winch Tweet Definition of winch Like Definition of winch on Facebook
noun (winches)
  1. A machine consisting of a drum on an axle, a pawl, and a crank handle, with or without gearing, to give increased mechanical advantage when hauling on a rope.
  2. (nautical) A hoisting machine used for loading or discharging cargo, or for hauling in lines. (FM 55-501).
  1. To use a winch
in those sails, our lad!
windlass Tweet Definition of windlass Like Definition of windlass on Facebook
  1. (nautical) A type of winch, fitted with a wildcat for hauling chain, or a gypsy for rope.
  2. (nautical) An apparatus in which horizontal drums or wheels are operated by means of a steam engine, pneumatic engine, hydraulic engine, or electric motor for handling heavy anchor chains, hawsers, etc. (FM 55-501).
wipe Tweet Definition of wipe Like Definition of wipe on Facebook
  1. A soft piece of cloth or cloth-like material used for wiping.
wiper Tweet Definition of wiper Like Definition of wiper on Facebook
  1. something, such as a towel, that is used for wiping
  2. something, such as a windscreen wiper, that is designed for wiping
  3. a movable electric contact in some device

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