sluice

Definitions

0 Vote up! noun. An artificial channel for conducting water, with a valve or gate to regulate the flow: sluices connecting a reservoir with irrigated fields.
0 Vote up! noun. A valve or gate used in such a channel; a floodgate: open sluices to flood a dry dock. Also called sluice gate.
0 Vote up! noun. A body of water impounded behind a floodgate.
0 Vote up! noun. A sluiceway.
0 Vote up! noun. A long inclined trough, as for carrying logs or separating gold ore.
0 Vote up! verb-transitive. To flood or drench with or as if with a flow of released water.
0 Vote up! verb-transitive. To wash with water flowing in a sluice: sluicing sediment for gold.
0 Vote up! verb-transitive. To draw off or let out by a sluice: sluice floodwater.
0 Vote up! verb-transitive. To send (logs, for example) down a sluice.
0 Vote up! verb-intransitive. To flow out from or as if from a sluice.
0 Vote up! noun. 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.
0 Vote up! noun. Hence, an opening or channel through which anything flows; a source of supply.
0 Vote up! noun. The stream flowing through a flood gate.
0 Vote up! noun. A long box or trough through which water flows, -- used for washing auriferous earth.
0 Vote up! verb. To emit by, or as by, flood gates. -Milton.
0 Vote up! verb. To wet copiously, as by opening a sluice; as, to sluice meadows. Howitt.
0 Vote up! verb. To wash with, or in, a stream of water running through a sluice; as, to sluice earth or gold dust in mining.
0 Vote up! noun. 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.
0 Vote up! noun. Hence, an opening or channel through which anything flows; a source of supply.
0 Vote up! noun. The stream flowing through a flood gate.
0 Vote up! noun. A long box or trough through which water flows, -- used for washing auriferous earth.
0 Vote up! verb-transitive. To emit by, or as by, flood gates.
0 Vote up! verb-transitive. To wet copiously, as by opening a sluice.
0 Vote up! verb-transitive. To wash with, or in, a stream of water running through a sluice.
0 Vote up! noun. A body of water held in check by a flood-gate; a stream of water issuing through a flood-gate.
0 Vote 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.
0 Vote up! noun. In mining, a trough made of boards, used for separating gold from the gravel and sand in which it occurs.
0 Vote up! noun. In steam-engines, the injection-valve by which the water of condensation is introduced into the condenser.
0 Vote up! noun. A tubulure or pipe through which water is directed at will.
0 Vote up! noun. Same as flume, 4.
0 Vote up! others. To open a flood-gate or sluice upon; let a copious flow of water on or in: as, to sluice a meadow.
0 Vote 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.
0 Vote up! others. To wet or lave abundantly.
0 Vote up! others. To scour out or cleanse by means of sluices: as, to sluice a harbor.
0 Vote up! others. To let out as by a sluice; cause to gush out.
0 Vote up! others. In lumbering: Same as flume, 2.
0 Vote up! others. To float (logs) through the sluiceway of a splash-dam. Same as splash, 5.
0 Vote 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.
0 Vote up! verb. transport in or send down a sluice
0 Vote up! verb. pour as if from a sluice
0 Vote up! verb. irrigate with water from a sluice
0 Vote up! verb. draw through a sluice
0 Vote up! noun. conduit that carries a rapid flow of water controlled by a sluicegate

Usage

0 Vote up! Call you at half after five in the mornin ', an' you get up an 'take a' sluice '-- if there's any soap.
0 Vote up! 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.
0 Vote up! 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.
0 Vote up! 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.
0 Vote up! 'Tom' begat the sluice, which is of two kinds, natural and artificial.

Mnemonics

0 Vote up! sluice ( straw + juice ) - the straw will control the flow of juice

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0 Vote up! unclebheem added a Mnemonic " sluice ( straw + juice ) - the straw will control the flow of juice" 3 years 8 months ago.