Definition of Forebay

1. a reservoir from which water is taken to run equipment [n -BAYS]



Lexicographical Neighbors of Forebay

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forearm bone
forearm bones
forearm fractures
forearm injuries
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forearms
forebay (current term)
forebays
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forebear
forebearance
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forebitt
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forebode

Literary usage of Forebay

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Hydroelectric Developments and Engineering: A Practical and Theoretical by Frank Koester (1909)
"The forebay itself should be provided with a spillway, ... The bottom of the forebay must slope towards the sandtrap, 1 Thurso, Modern Turbine Practice, p. ..."

2. Electric Transmission of Water Power by Alton D. Adams (1906)
"In this forebay the depth increases to 17 feet, and the width at the rack ... The steel penstocks, each 12 feet in diameter, terminate in the forebay wall ..."

3. American Hydroelectric Practice: A Compilation of Useful Data and by William Thomas Taylor, Daniel Harvey Braymer (1917)
"In order that the operator will be warned automatically when more water has to be supplied to the canal to maintain a certain forebay level, and also when ..."

4. The Niagara Falls Electrical Handbook: Being a Guide for Visitors from (1904)
"On passing through the screens from the outer to the inner forebay, ... More than double the volume of water that can be drawn from the forebay by the steel ..."

5. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1902)
"The canal ends in a forebay (shown in Fig. 33), from which the penstocks lead ... At the entrance to the forebay the canal is some 4 feet in excavation, ..."

6. Government Owned and Controlled Compared with Privately Owned and Regulated by William Spencer Murray, Henry Flood, National Electric Light Association (1922)
"gular-shaped forebay about 1000 feet long by 500 feet wide, the depth of which is 36 feet in ... The forebay is excavated in solid rock and the side walls, ..."

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