Definition of millrace in English:

millrace

noun

  • The channel carrying the swift current of water that drives a mill wheel.

    millstream
    and → race
    • ‘A council investigation led to the blocked sewerage pipe at the old mill race.’
    • ‘The mill race still works, but the stream chatters by as it has always done in its steep rocky little valley under the trees.’
    • ‘Visitors can still see the mill race which is nearly 1 metre deep.’
    • ‘Surveying was the essential precondition to owning land, building a mill race, or constructing a canal, railroad, or irrigation ditch.’

Pronunciation:

millrace

/ˈmilrās/