Variant 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; floodgatealso sluice gate
- any channel, esp. one for excess water
- ☆ a sloping trough or flume through which water is run, as in washing gold ore, carrying logs, etc.
Origin: Middle English scluse from Old French escluse and amp; Late Latin exclusa from feminine past participle of Classical Latin excludere, to shut out, exclude
- 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
- ☆ to carry (logs, etc.) in a sluice
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