Meaning of TAILRACE in English

TAILRACE

/tayl"rays'/ , n.

1. the race, flume, or channel leading away from a waterwheel or the like.

2. Mining. the channel for conducting tailings or refuse away in water.

[ 1770-80; TAIL 1 + RACE 1 ]

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