Associations to the word «Windmill»

Pictures for the word «Windmill»


WINDMILL, noun. A machine which translates linear motion of wind to rotational motion by means of adjustable vanes called sails.
WINDMILL, noun. The structure containing such machinery.
WINDMILL, noun. A child's toy consisting of vanes mounted on a stick that rotate when blown by a person or by the wind.
WINDMILL, noun. (basketball) A dunk where the dunker swings his arm in a circular motion before throwing the ball through the hoop.
WINDMILL, noun. A guitar move where the strumming hand mimics a turning windmill.
WINDMILL, noun. (juggling) The false shower.
WINDMILL, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) To rotate (itself) with a sweeping motion.
WINDMILL, verb. (intransitive) Of a rotating part of a machine, to (become disengaged and) rotate freely.
WINDMILL RESTART, noun. (aviation) A restart of a jet engine using the kinetic energy of the aircraft.

Dictionary definition

WINDMILL, noun. A mill that is powered by the wind.
WINDMILL, noun. Generator that extracts usable energy from winds.

Wise words

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Joseph Conrad