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Meaning of BREASTING

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Breast"ing\, n. (Mach.)
The curved channel in which a breast wheel turns. It is
closely adapted to the curve of the wheel through about a
quarter of its circumference, and prevents the escape of the
water until it has spent its force upon the wheel. See
{Breast wheel}.

 

 

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