tailrace definition by Webster's New World
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- the lower part of a millrace
- a water channel to carry away tailings from a mine
tailrace definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The part of a millrace below the water wheel through which the spent water flows.
- A channel for floating away mine tailings and refuse.