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An undershot water wheel with buckets attached to its rim, used to raise water from a stream, especially for transfer to an irrigation channel.

[Spanish, from Arabic nā'ūra, from Aramaic nā'urā, from nə'ar, to shake, roar; see nʕr in Semitic roots.]
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(General Engineering) a water wheel with buckets attached to its rim for raising water from a stream into irrigation canals: common in Spain and the Orient
[C18: via Spanish from Arabic nā'ūra, from na'ara to creak]
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Noun1.noria - a water wheel with buckets attached to the rimnoria - a water wheel with buckets attached to the rim; used to raise water for transfer to an irrigation channel
water wheel, waterwheel - a wheel that rotates by direct action of water; a simple turbine
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