What is another word for headrace?

Pronunciation: [hˈɛdɹe͡ɪs] (IPA)

Headrace is a term that is commonly used in the field of hydropower and describes the part of watercourse leading up to the turbines. Synonyms for this phrase include penstock, penrace, and canal. A penstock is one of the most frequently used terms as it is typically applied in reference to the tube or pipe which carries water to the turbines. On the other hand, the terms penrace and canal are used to refer to the channel or canal that carries the water to the turbines. Other synonyms for headrace include sluice, raceway, or flume. All of these words refer to the various water channels or pipes that direct water to the hydropower plant.

What are the hypernyms for Headrace?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Headrace?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

Usage examples for Headrace

During the early part of the flood the timber dam of the Ludlum Steel and Iron Company, which raised the water to a height of 27 feet, and afforded 7.04 horsepower per foot fall, was carried away with a part of the headrace.
"The Passaic Flood of 1903"
Marshall Ora Leighton

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