Barker's mill

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Barker's mill A machine, invented in the 17th century, worked by a form of reaction wheel. The water flows into a vertical tube and gushes from apertures in hollow horizontal arms, causing the machine to revolve on its axis.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Barker's mill bärk′ėrz mil, a water-wheel invented in the 18th century by Dr Barker.
    • ***

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Dr. Barker, the inventor

Usage

In literature:

I'm sorry, however, that you bought Barker's Mill for me.
"Wrecked but not Ruined" by R.M. Ballantyne
BARKER'S MILL, a mechanical contrivance invented by a Dr Barker about the end of the 17th century.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
BARKER'S MILL, also called Scottish turbine, a hydraulic machine on the principle of what is known as the hydraulic tourniquet.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
On the nineteenth the troops again advanced, camping at Turnstall's Station that night and at Barker's Mill on the night of the twentieth.
"Vermont riflemen in the war for the union, 1861 to 1865" by William Y. W. Ripley
***