Definition of Sluice in English :

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Sluice meaning in English

Meaning of Sluice in English

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Sluice pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of sluice


1. penstock, sluice, sluiceway

conduit that carries a rapid flow of water controlled by a sluicegate


2. sluice, sluice down

pour as if from a sluice

Example Sentences:
'An aggressive tide sluiced across the barrier reef'

3. flush, sluice

irrigate with water from a sluice

Example Sentences:
'sluice the earth'

4. sluice

transport in or send down a sluice

Example Sentences:
'sluice logs'

5. sluice

draw through a sluice

Example Sentences:
'sluice water'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of sluice
1. Also called: sluiceway
a channel that carries a rapid current of water, esp one that has a sluicegate to control the flow
the body of water controlled by a sluicegate
3.  sluicegate
4. mining
an inclined trough for washing ore, esp one having riffles on the bottom to trap particles
an artificial channel through which logs can be floated
6. informal
a brief wash in running water
7. (transitive)
to draw out or drain (water, etc) from (a pond, etc) by means of a sluice
8. (transitive)
to wash or irrigate with a stream of water
9. (transitive) mining
to wash in a sluice
10. (transitive)
to send (logs, etc) down a sluice
11. (intr; often foll by away or out)
(of water, etc) to run or flow from or as if from a sluice
12. (transitive)
to provide with a sluice

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see synonyms of sluice
an artificial channel or passage for water, having a gate or valve at its head to regulate the flow, as in a canal or millstream
the water held back by or passing through such a gate
a gate or valve used in opening or closing a sluice; floodgate
: also sluice gate
any channel, esp. one for excess water
5.  US
a sloping trough or flume through which water is run, as in washing gold ore, carrying logs, etc.
verb transitiveWord forms: sluiced or ˈsluicing
to draw off by or as by means of a sluice
to wash with water flowing in or from a sluice
to wash off with a rush of water
to sluice a deck with hoses
8.  US
to carry (logs, etc.) in a sluice
verb intransitive
to run or flow in or as in a sluice

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of sluice
a. An artificial channel for conducting water, with a valve or gate to regulate the flow: sluices connecting a reservoir with irrigated fields.
b. A valve or gate used in such a channel; a floodgate: open sluices to flood a dry dock. Also called sluice gate.
2. A body of water impounded behind a floodgate.
3. A sluiceway.
4. A long inclined trough, as for carrying logs or separating gold ore.
v. sluiced, sluic·ing, sluic·es
1. To flood or drench with or as if with a flow of released water.
2. To wash with water flowing in a sluice: sluicing sediment for gold.
3. To draw off or let out by a sluice: sluice floodwater.
4. To send (logs, for example) down a sluice.
To flow out from or as if from a sluice.

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