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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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|Noun||1.||noria - a water wheel with buckets attached to the rim; used to raise water for transfer to an irrigation channel|
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