Windmill

Word WINDMILL
Character 8
Hyphenation wind mill
Pronunciations N/A

Definitions and meanings of "Windmill"

What do we mean by windmill?

A machine that runs on the energy generated by a wheel of adjustable blades or slats rotated by the wind. noun

Something, such as a toy pinwheel, that is similar to a windmill in appearance or operation. noun

To move or cause to move like the wheel of a windmill; rotate sweepingly. intransitive & transitive verb

(tilt at windmills) To confront and engage in conflict with an imagined opponent or threat. idiom

A mill or machine for grinding, pumping, or other purposes, moved by the wind; a wind-motor; any form of motor for utilizing the pressure of the wind as a motive power. noun

A visionary scheme; a vain project; a fancy; a chimera. noun

A mill operated by the power of the wind, usually by the action of the wind upon oblique vanes or sails which radiate from a horizontal shaft. noun

A machine which translates linear motion of wind to rotational motion by means of adjustable vanes called sails. noun

The structure containing such machinery. noun

A child's toy consisting of vanes mounted on a stick that rotate when blown by a person or by the wind. noun

A dunk where the dunker swings his arm in a circular motion before throwing the ball through the hoop. noun

A guitar move where the strumming hand mimics a turning windmill. noun

The false shower. noun

To rotate (itself) with a sweeping motion. verb

Of a rotating part of a machine, to (become disengaged and) rotate freely. verb

Generator that extracts usable energy from winds noun

A mill that is powered by the wind noun

A machine which translates linear motion of wind to rotational motion by means of adjustable vanes called sails.

The structure containing such machinery.

A child's toy consisting of vanes mounted on a stick that rotate when blown by a person or by the wind.

A dunk where the dunker swings his arm in a circular motion before throwing the ball through the hoop.

A guitar move where the strumming hand mimics a turning windmill.

A breakdancing move in which the dancer rolls his/her torso continuously in a circular path on the floor, across the upper chest, shoulders and back, while twirling the legs in a V shape in the air.

Any of various large papilionid butterflies of the genus Byasa, the wings of which resemble the vanes of a windmill.

The false shower.

An imaginary enemy, but presented as real.

When two or more men are attempting to have sex with one woman but since they are so drunk they swing their penis' around in a circular motion to promote blood flow in hopes of achieving full erection. When done correctly small tornados and possibly tropical storms or hurricanes will be produced. Warning : do not attempt if you are unable to handle high wind speeds Urban Dictionary

To swing your penis around in a circular motion to appease the ladies. Urban Dictionary

Breakdance move which is technically a continuous assisted backspin achieved by rolling high across the shoulders and upper back onto your front and onto your back once again. legs are kept as far apart as possible at all times. There are many different types of windmill, including super-windmills, no-handed windmills and baby windmills (considarbly harder and achieved by tucking your legs close to your body. the dancer resembles a frictionless ball rotating seemingly endlessly on the ground) Urban Dictionary

While playing guitar or other stringed instrument, throwing your arm up in a counterclockwise motion, over your head and back down again (making an invisible circle with your hand), striking the strings on the upstroke invented and perfected by Pete Townshend of the who Urban Dictionary

1. A dangerous yet crowd-pleasing move utilized while playing guitar in which the player rotates his or her arm at either the elbow or the shoulder, making a circle and strumming the guitar on either the upstroke or the downstroke, depending on the direction of the windmill. There is a high probability of hurting your hand while attempting this move. Invented and popularized by Pete Townshend of The Who, and still a staple of over-the-top rock n' roll today. Extra points if the guitarist cuts their hand and begins to bleed, but continues playing. 2. A breakdance move that involves spinning around on one's upper back or head. Another crowd pleaser. 3. When a guy spins his penis around in an attempt to please women, but this maneuver tends to not be crowd pleasing. It's actually quite creepy. 4. A wind-powered building used to convert wind power into energy, which used to be for grinding grain and such but is now commonly used to generate electricity. 5. A term used to refer to someone with outlandish or wildly romantic ideals, named after the overpassionate Don Quixote. Urban Dictionary

A dance move usually used at hardcore shows. Urban Dictionary

A basketball move refering to when a player, with either one or both hands, spins the ball in a full circle across the front of his chest/stomach and over the top of his head. It is an aerial move leading to either a lay up or dunk (ie. Windmill layup, Windmill dunk) as with all of these moves there are many variations on the theme Urban Dictionary

Another breakdancing, move involving spining on the floor, with the legs spread open, this has a number of variations, including the 'handed windmills'-using the hands to propel you on the floor, and the 'breaker's windmill' where no hands are used and you spin purley on momentum. This is the trade mark-classic breakdance move! Urban Dictionary

Fighting style where the user spins his left arm clockwise about an axis through the line of his shoulder blades and his right arm counter clockwise about the same axis with clenced fists. Once sufficient speed is reached the user can walk towards his victim, unleashing an unpenatrable barrier of punchs. Urban Dictionary

A physically impossible sexual position. Can only be portayed in cartoons or possibly done in a porno with visual effects. First off the position requires the man to stand on a stool (or any other thing that will elevate one from the ground). Then the man heavily lubes his genitals, then penetrates the woman (the woman is preferably shorter than the man). He then spins the woman around as fast as he can creating something that resembles a windmill. Urban Dictionary

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The word "windmill" in example sentences

Before he was six years old, he was once discovered at the top of his father's barn, fixing up what he called a windmill of his own construction, and at another time, while he was about the same age, he attended some men fixing a pump, and observing them cut off a piece of a bored part, he procured it, and actually made a pump, with which he raised water. ❋ Various (N/A)

Note the big difference in how prominent the sound of the physically identical windmill is between the two? ❋ Ben Abraham (2009)

The windmill is a machine for lifting water, turning wind power into dry land: trading energy for space, sixteenth-century style. ❋ Unknown (2005)

"The windmill is my trademark, ever since high school if I'm clear on a break." ❋ Unknown (2002)

There's another one we call the windmill technique. ❋ Unknown (2002)

Half-finished, the windmill is suddenly destroyed, at the hands, so says Napoleon, of the traitor, Snowball. ❋ Unknown (1995)

The symbolic nature of the windmill is itself important - it suggests an empty concentration, a meaningless, unheroic effort, for the idea is literally misguided. ❋ Unknown (1995)

Rebuilt completely, the windmill is once again destroyed, this time by Frederick and his followers who try to retake Animal Farm, but are defeated, inflicting many casualties on both sides. ❋ Unknown (1995)

He had declared himself against the windmill from the start. ❋ Unknown (1945)

He saw ahead of him the heavy labour of rebuilding the windmill from the foundations, and already in imagination he braced himself for the task. ❋ Unknown (1945)

... when the windmill is blown up, I wrote 'all the animals including Napoleon flung themselves on their faces. ❋ Unknown (1950)

When you see the wave coming that you want to ride in, you turn tail to it and paddle shoreward with all your strength, using what is called the windmill stroke. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Green jobs did not start with a windmill, which is significant, or with solar, which is significant. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Judge Lil 'Mama, while calling the windmill messy, made sure to note that they're a very masculine group, which I found interesting because I was thinking there was something a bit feminine about them, but not at all in a bad way. ❋ Unknown (2008)

For instance, when this guy first grabs her, there's a technique we teach called the windmill technique. ❋ Unknown (2006)

Gravesend stands a windmill, which is a very good object, as you see it at some distance, as well as part of the country around it, on the windings of the Thames. ❋ Unknown (2004)

From within the windmill was the sound of gears grinding against one another, and the other arms of the windmill shook in protest. ❋ PETER DAVID (1991)

Close by the windmill was a dpi whereon were painted signs that Herrera whispered were powerful. ❋ Anderson, Poul, 1926- (1989)

hey dude, me and my friend were trying to [gang bang] this rip so we [busted out] some [windmills] ❋ Windmill King (2011)

Wow, [the general] knows [how to] do [the windmill]! ❋ Josh Sandlin (2005)

"That guy has incredible [windmills]!" "He went straight from a windmill [the a] [headspin]" ❋ Breakz (2004)

[Pete Townshend] [invented] [the windmill]. ❋ Mike (2004)

1. I was at a concert the other day, and the guitarist started [windmilling]! It was awesome, until he cut his hand, and he bled everywhere, and he was still playing! Then it was fucking nuts!! 2. I was at the club the other day and this one guy totally showed me up when he started windmilling. He got like, nine chicks. 3. Tim finally got a girl back to his room the other day, but then he gave her a windmill and she ran screaming! 4. I was in Holland last week, and I saw a lot of [windmills]. 5. Johnny's gonna go back to [Carissa's] house tomorrow and beg her to forgive him. What a fucking windmill! ❋ Spença B (2007)

i was doing a windmill [in the pit] and i [clocked] somebody [in the face]. ❋ Serg Padilla (2003)

Vince [Spins] [the windmill] and slams it down for [2 points] ❋ Kendle_cranks (2006)

It was [sean's] windmill that [won] [the dance] off. ❋ DazzleeR (2006)

"I don't wanna se any of this [Jackie Chan] bollocks - I wanna see some [windmilling in], if you've got a set of keys on you - [stick em] in your hand and make them count." ❋ Pelican2004 (2006)

Man: "That windmill was intense last night" Woman: "Yeah but too bad the [stool] wasn't [high enough] and i ended up in the [emergency room]" ❋ Curefortheages (2006)

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