backshot

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

back +‎ shot

AdjectiveEdit

backshot (not comparable)

  1. (of a water wheel) Having the water introduced just behind the summit, combining the advantages of breastshot and overshot systems, since the full amount of the potential energy released by the falling water is harnessed as the water descends the back of the wheel.

NounEdit

backshot (plural backshots)

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Last modified on 16 March 2014, at 00:55