Penstock meaning

pĕn'stŏk'
A pipe or conduit used to carry water to a water wheel or turbine.
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A sluice or gate used to control a flow of water.
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A gate or sluice used in controlling the flow of water.
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A tube or trough for carrying water to a water wheel.
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A sluice or gate used to control a flow of water.
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A pipe or conduit used to carry water to a water wheel or turbine.
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A sluice or pipe which allows the controlled flow of water from behind a dam, typically routing it to a turbine of a power plant.
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The barrel of a wooden pump.
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Origin of penstock

  • Perhaps from pen an enclosure + stock.
    From Wiktionary