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windmill

wind·mill

windmill

 
pronunciation:
wInd mIl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
phrases:
tilt at windmills
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part of speech: noun
definition: a machine that mills, pumps water, or the like by using the energy from a wheel that is mounted at the top of a tower and turned by the wind.
 
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phrase: tilt at windmills
 
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: windmilled, windmilling, windmills
definition: to rotate as a windmill does.
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