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Definitions of windmill

  1. a mill that is powered by the wind Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A mill operated by a wheel whose spokes are fan-shaped sails turned by the wind. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. A mill driven by the wind. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. A machine turned by the wind and designed to furnish motive power. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. A mill driven by the force of the wind. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for windmill

  1. At the Silver Windmill they had been waiting for the wedding party for a good twenty minutes. – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
  2. " I'll go and find out;" and she set off along the road past the windmill – A Maid of the Silver Sea by John Oxenham