headrace

headrace

[noun]

(hĕdˈrāsˌ)

  • A watercourse that feeds water into a mill, water wheel, or turbine.

Visuals for headrace

Examples For headrace

  • In the configuration finally adopted, water to be pumped is taken from the headrace canal with a separate sedimentation arrangement in the forebay so that there are still fewer suspended particles as compared to water supplied to the turbine.

    1. SALLERI-CHIALSA MICRO HYDEL PROJECT, NEPAL

  • Other improvements that will be started in the coming year include repairing and restoring the mill's headrace, which guides and controls water flow from the river to the mill, masonry repairs to the foundation walls, repainting the cupolas of the Slater and Wilkinson mills and replacing the Slater Mill's 1929 fire suppression system.

    Projo.com Projo Local News

Notes For headrace

The word 'headrace' is a compound of 'head' (uppermost part) plus 'race' (a channel leading water to where it can provide power).

Related Words For headrace

hypernym
watercourse
waterway
variant
race

Power by Wordnik