Flume definition

flo͝om
To send (logs, water, etc.) down or through a flume.
verb
3
0
A narrow gorge or ravine with a stream running through it.
noun
2
0
A narrow gorge, usually with a stream flowing through it.
noun
1
0
An open artificial channel or chute carrying a stream of water, as for furnishing power or conveying logs.
noun
1
0
A very small swimming pool designed with a propeller or pump to generate a current, allowing a swimmer to swim in place.
noun
1
0
Advertisement
An artificial channel, usually an inclined chute or trough, for carrying water to furnish power, transport logs down a mountainside, etc.
noun
1
0
A ravine or gorge, usually one with water running through.
noun
1
0
An open channel or trough used to direct or divert liquids.
noun
1
0

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
flume
Plural:
flumes

Origin of flume

  • Middle English flum river from Old French from Latin flūmen from fluere to flow bhleu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English flum, from Old French flum, flun, from Latin flumen, from fluere (“to flow”).

    From Wiktionary