0Vote up!noun. A body of water held in check by a flood-gate; a stream of water issuing through a flood-gate.
0Vote up!noun. A gate or other contrivance by which the flow of water in a waterway is controlled; a flood-gate; also, an artificial passage or channel into which water is allowed to enter by such a gate; a sluiceway; hence, any artificial channel for running water: as, a mill -sluice.
0Vote up!noun. In mining, a trough made of boards, used for separating gold from the gravel and sand in which it occurs.
0Vote up!noun. In steam-engines, the injection-valve by which the water of condensation is introduced into the condenser.
0Vote up!noun. A tubulure or pipe through which water is directed at will.
0Vote up!noun. Same as flume, 4.
0Vote up!others. To open a flood-gate or sluice upon; let a copious flow of water on or in: as, to sluice a meadow.
0Vote up!others. To draw out or off, as water, by a sluice: as, to sluice the water into the corn-fields or to a mill.
0Vote up!others. To wet or lave abundantly.
0Vote up!others. To scour out or cleanse by means of sluices: as, to sluice a harbor.
0Vote up!others. To let out as by a sluice; cause to gush out.
0Vote up!others. In lumbering: Same as flume, 2.
0Vote up!others. To float (logs) through the sluiceway of a splash-dam. Same as splash, 5.
0Vote up!others. To injure (as a team of horses or their driver) by the down-rush of a load of logs due to the breaking of the hawser used to control its descent over a steep slope.
0Vote up!noun. conduit that carries a rapid flow of water controlled by a sluicegate
Call you at half after five in the mornin ', an' you get up an 'take a' sluice '-- if there's any soap.
SLUICE ROBBER: one way of separating gold from the gravel and sand in which it is found is to put the mixture into a slanting trough, called a sluice, through which water is run.
A kind of broad trough, running in a slanting direction and called a sluice, was on one side, and into this a quantity of wash was put, and a tap at the top turned on, which caused the water to wash the dirt down the sluice.
This had what is called a sluice valve, and Lambert had been instructed to turn the screw which closed it round and round, until he found he could turn it no farther; when that was done, he would know that it was shut.
'Tom' begat the sluice, which is of two kinds, natural and artificial.
0Vote up! sluice ( straw + juice ) - the straw will control the flow of juice