Definition of Breasting

1. n. The curved channel in which a breast wheel turns. It is closely adapted to the curve of the wheel through about a quarter of its circumference, and prevents the escape of the water until it has spent its force upon the wheel. See Breast wheel.



Definition of Breasting

1. Verb. (present participle of breast) ¹

2. Noun. (engineering) The curved channel in which a breastwheel turns. ¹

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Definition of Breasting

1. breast [v] - See also: breast

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Breasting

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breastfast
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Literary usage of Breasting

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1. Irish Literature by Justin McCarthy, Maurice Francis Egan, Charles Welsh, Douglas Hyde, Gregory, James Jeffrey Roche (1904)
"Breasting THE WORLD. Many years have burst upon my forehead. Years of gloom and heavy-freighted grief, And I have stood them as against the horrid Angry ..."

2. The Chronicles of Baltimore: Being a Complete History of "Baltimore Town by John Thomas Scharf (1874)
"After breasting the storms of more than threescore winters, this rudely constructed mansion at last was compelled to yield to the "spirit of improvement," ..."

3. Timbering and Mining: A Treatise on Practical American Methods by William H. Storms (1909)
"Breasting Posts and Caps IN California, the mining of the auriferous gravels of the ancient rivers by what is known as " drifting " has become a large and ..."

4. The Great Sahara: Wanderings South of the Atlas Mountains by Henry Baker Tristram (1860)
"... valuable guide — Weary desert ride — Solitary well — Breasting the sand-waves — Souf at last — The hospitable khalifat — Magnificent reception — A night ..."

5. The Conquest of the Missouri: Being the Story of the Life and Exploits of by Joseph Mills Hanson (1909)
"... XXVI Breasting UNKNOWN WATERS Yet these are but the vanguard of the race, The fearless few who force the victor's hour; Behind them press the myriads, ..."

6. Bricks Without Straw: A Novel by Albion Winegar Tourgée (1880)
"Breasting THE TORRENT. To make up for the sudden loss of society occasioned by the simultaneous departure of ..."

7. The Monthly Repository of Theology and General Literature (1831)
"While I am silent amidst this mighty chorus, breasting the storm is the steadfast rocks, speak, and I will hear ! VERSES. YE have gathered around the same ..."

8. Steamships and Their Machinery from First to Last by John Wilton Cuninghame Haldane (1893)
"... of Centenarian—Departure for Sydney—Life at Sea—Breasting the Record—Great Commotion—Passengers' Advice to Officers—Board of Trade Protection, ..."

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