What does Breastwheel mean?

Breastwheel meaning in General Dictionary

A water wheel upon which the blast of water attacks neither excessive such as the overshot wheel nor therefore low as with the undershot but generally speaking at about half the level of this wheel being held touching it because of the breasting water acts from the float panels partly by impulse partly by its body weight

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  • A water wheel, upon which the stream of liquid hits neither so high like in the overshot wheel, nor therefore low as with the undershot, but typically at approximately half the height of this wheel, being kept touching it by the breasting. The water acts on the float panels partially by impulse, partially by its weight.

Breastwheel meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A water wheel, upon which the stream of liquid strikes neither excessive as in the overshot wheel, nor therefore reasonable as in the undershot, but generally speaking at about 50 % the height of this wheel, becoming held touching it by the breasting. Water functions regarding the float boards partly by impulse, partially by its fat.