Part of speech: noun

A machine turned by the wind and designed to furnish motive power.

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Usage examples "windmill":

  1. Dink found a new delight in the exercise of his wits, once the truth was borne in on him that there are more ways of passing beyond a windmill than riding it down. - "The Varmint", Owen Johnson F. R. Gruger.
  2. The windmill stood on a high hill where all the people could see it, and when its long arms went whirling around every one knew that there was no danger of being hungry, for then the Miller was busy from morn to night grinding the grain that the farmers brought him. - "Mother Stories", Maud Lindsay.
  3. The children immediately went in through the window to see what was inside this famous windmill.... - "Letters from my Windmill", Alphonse Daudet.