Tailrace meaning

tāl'rās'
The part of a millrace below the water wheel through which the spent water flows.
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A channel for floating away mine tailings and refuse.
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The lower part of a millrace.
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A water channel to carry away tailings from a mine.
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(archaic) The part of a millrace that carries water away from a water wheel.
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The part of a hydropower facility that carries water away from a turbine.
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