A component of a hydropower plant; a pipe that delivers water to the turbine.

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  • Penstock — Pen stock, n. [Etymol. uncertain; perh. fr. pen an inclosure + stock.] 1. A close conduit or pipe for conducting water, as, to a water wheel, or for emptying a pond, or for domestic uses. [1913 Webster] 2. The barrel of a wooden pump. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • penstock — [pen′stäk΄] n. [ PEN1 + STOCK] 1. a gate or sluice used in controlling the flow of water ☆ 2. a tube or trough for carrying water to a water wheel …   English World dictionary

  • Penstock — A penstock is a sluice or gate or intake structure that controls water flow, or an enclosed pipe that delivers water to hydraulic turbines and sewerage systems. It is a term that has been inherited from the technology of wooden watermills.In… …   Wikipedia

  • penstock — noun Date: circa 1607 1. a sluice or gate for regulating a flow (as of water) 2. a conduit or pipe for conducting water …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • penstock — a gate or sluice used to control water flow …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • penstock — /pen stok /, n. 1. a pipe conducting water from a head gate to a waterwheel. 2. a conduit for conveying water to a power plant. See diag. under dam1. 3. a sluicelike contrivance used to control the flow of water. [1600 10; PEN2 + STOCK] * * * …   Universalium

  • penstock — noun A sluice or pipe which allows the controlled flow of water from behind a dam, typically routing it to a turbine of a power plant …   Wiktionary

  • penstock — Synonyms and related words: aboideau, air lock, chute, dock gate, eaves trough, flood hatch, floodgate, gate, guide, gutter, head gate, lock, lock gate, pentrough, shoot, sluice, sluice gate, tide gate, trough, water gate, weir …   Moby Thesaurus

  • penstock — penstÉ‘k / stÉ’k n. gate or trough for carrying water to water wheel …   English contemporary dictionary

  • penstock — noun 1》 a sluice for controlling or directing the flow of water. 2》 a channel or pipe for conveying water to a hydroelectric station or waterwheel. Origin C17: from pen2 (meaning mill dam ) + stock …   English new terms dictionary

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