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One of the two annular plates at the periphery of a water wheel, which form the sides of the buckets; a shroud plate.

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shroudA covered place used as a retreat or shelter, as a cave or den; also, a vault or crypt.
shroudA rope or cable serving to support the mast sideways.
shroudEspecially, the dress for the dead; a winding sheet.
shroudSee also Wikipedia article on Shroud.
shroudThat which clothes, covers, conceals, or protects; a garment.
shroudThat which covers or shelters like a shroud.
shroudThe branching top of a tree; foliage.
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