an artificial channel for conducting water, often fitted with a gate (sluice gate) at the upper end for regulating the flow.
the body of water held back or controlled by a sluice gate.
any contrivance for regulating a flow from or into a receptacle.
a channel, especially one carrying off surplus water; drain.
a stream of surplus water.
an artificial stream or channel of water for moving solid matter:
a lumbering sluice.
Also called sluice box. Mining. a long, sloping trough or the like, with grooves on the bottom, into which water is directed to separate gold from gravel or sand.
verb (used with object), sluiced, sluicing.
to let out (water) by or as if by opening a sluice.
to drain (a pond, lake, etc.) by or as if by opening a sluice.
to open a sluice upon.
to flush or cleanse with a rush of water:
to sluice the decks of a boat.
Mining. to wash in a sluice.
to send (logs) down a sluiceway.
verb (used without object), sluiced, sluicing.
to flow or pour through or as if through a sluice.
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
(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
(informal) a brief wash in running water
(transitive) to draw out or drain (water, etc) from (a pond, etc) by means of a sluice
(transitive) to wash or irrigate with a stream of water
(transitive) (mining) to wash in a sluice
(transitive) to send (logs, etc) down a sluice
(intransitive; often foll by away or out) (of water, etc) to run or flow from or as if from a sluice
(transitive) to provide with a sluice
noun 1. a valve or gate fitted to a sluice to control the rate of flow of water Sometimes shortened to sluice See also floodgate (sense 1)
noun 1. a channel controlled by a sluice gate. 2. any artificial channel for water. sluiceway (sls’wā’) An artificial channel, especially one for carrying off a portion of the current of a stream, canal, or other larger body of water.
noun 1. an artificial channel for conducting water, often fitted with a gate (sluice gate) at the upper end for regulating the flow. 2. the body of water held back or controlled by a sluice gate. 3. any contrivance for regulating a flow from or into a receptacle. 4. a channel, especially one carrying off […]
noun 1. (in South Africa) a deep, dry gulch or channel formed by erosion due to heavy rains.