What does sluice mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sluice, sluiceway, penstockverb

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

  2. sluice, sluice downverb

    pour as if from a sluice

    "An aggressive tide sluiced across the barrier reef"

  3. sluice, flushverb

    irrigate with water from a sluice

    "sluice the earth"

  4. sluiceverb

    transport in or send down a sluice

    "sluice logs"

  5. sluiceverb

    draw through a sluice

    "sluice water"

Wiktionary

  1. sluicenoun

    An artificial passage for water, fitted with a valve or gate, as in a mill stream, for stopping or regulating the flow; also, a water gate or flood gate.

    Etymology: escluse ( écluse), from exclusa, sclusa, from

  2. sluicenoun

    Hence, an opening or channel through which anything flows; a source of supply.

    Etymology: escluse ( écluse), from exclusa, sclusa, from

  3. sluicenoun

    The stream flowing through a flood gate.

    Etymology: escluse ( écluse), from exclusa, sclusa, from

  4. sluicenoun

    A long box or trough through which water flows, -- used for washing auriferous earth.

    Etymology: escluse ( écluse), from exclusa, sclusa, from

  5. sluiceverb

    To emit by, or as by, flood gates. -Milton.

    Etymology: escluse ( écluse), from exclusa, sclusa, from

  6. sluiceverb

    To wet copiously, as by opening a sluice; as, to sluice meadows. Howitt.

    He dried his neck and face, which he had been sluicing with cold water. -De Quincey.

    Etymology: escluse ( écluse), from exclusa, sclusa, from

  7. sluiceverb

    To wash with, or in, a stream of water running through a sluice; as, to sluice earth or gold dust in a in .

    Etymology: escluse ( écluse), from exclusa, sclusa, from

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sluicenoun

    an artifical passage for water, fitted with a valve or gate, as in a mill stream, for stopping or regulating the flow; also, a water gate or flood gate

    Etymology: [OF. escluse, F. cluse, LL. exclusa, sclusa, from L. excludere, exclusum, to shut out: cf. D. sluis sluice, from the Old French. See Exclude.]

  2. Sluicenoun

    hence, an opening or channel through which anything flows; a source of supply

    Etymology: [OF. escluse, F. cluse, LL. exclusa, sclusa, from L. excludere, exclusum, to shut out: cf. D. sluis sluice, from the Old French. See Exclude.]

  3. Sluicenoun

    the stream flowing through a flood gate

    Etymology: [OF. escluse, F. cluse, LL. exclusa, sclusa, from L. excludere, exclusum, to shut out: cf. D. sluis sluice, from the Old French. See Exclude.]

  4. Sluicenoun

    a long box or trough through which water flows, -- used for washing auriferous earth

    Etymology: [OF. escluse, F. cluse, LL. exclusa, sclusa, from L. excludere, exclusum, to shut out: cf. D. sluis sluice, from the Old French. See Exclude.]

  5. Sluiceverb

    to emit by, or as by, flood gates

    Etymology: [OF. escluse, F. cluse, LL. exclusa, sclusa, from L. excludere, exclusum, to shut out: cf. D. sluis sluice, from the Old French. See Exclude.]

  6. Sluiceverb

    to wet copiously, as by opening a sluice; as, to sluice meadows

    Etymology: [OF. escluse, F. cluse, LL. exclusa, sclusa, from L. excludere, exclusum, to shut out: cf. D. sluis sluice, from the Old French. See Exclude.]

  7. Sluiceverb

    to wash with, or in, a stream of water running through a sluice; as, to sluice eart or gold dust in mining

    Etymology: [OF. escluse, F. cluse, LL. exclusa, sclusa, from L. excludere, exclusum, to shut out: cf. D. sluis sluice, from the Old French. See Exclude.]

Freebase

  1. Sluice

    A sluice is a water channel controlled at its head by a gate. A Millrace, leet, flume, penstock or lade is a sluice channelling water toward a water mill. The terms sluice, sluice gate, knife gate, and slide gate are used interchangeably in the water and wastewater control industry. A sluice gate is traditionally a wood or metal barrier sliding in grooves that are set in the sides of the waterway. Sluice gates commonly control water levels and flow rates in rivers and canals. They are also used in wastewater treatment plants and to recover minerals in mining operations, and in watermills.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sluice

    slōōs, n. a sliding gate in a frame for shutting off or regulating the flow of water: the stream which flows through it: that through which anything flows: a source of supply: in mining, a board trough for separating gold from placer-dirt carried through it by a current of water: the injection-valve in a steam-engine condenser.—v.t. to wet or drench copiously: to wash in or by a sluice: to flush or clean out with a strong flow of water.—adj. Sluic′y, falling in streams, as from a sluice. [O. Fr. escluse (Fr. écluse)—Low L. exclusa (aqua), a sluice (water) shut out, pa.p. of L. ex-cludĕre, to shut out.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sluice in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sluice in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of sluice in a Sentence

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    Radio is a bag of mediocrity where little men with carbon minds wallow in sluice of their own making.

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