Definition of sluice:
- A long box or trough through which water flows, - used for washing auriferous earth.
- 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.
- Hence, an opening or channel through which anything flows; a source of supply.
- The stream flowing through a flood gate.
- To emit by, or as by, flood gates.
- To wash with, or in, a stream of water running through a sluice; as, to sluice eart or gold dust in mining.
- To wet copiously, as by opening a sluice; as, to sluice meadows.
After having travelled with the greatest difficulty for two miles over execrable country, so boggy as to be barely possible to traverse, their progress was stopped by a creek 25 yards wide, flooded " bank and bank," and running like a mill sluice.- "The Overland Expedition of The Messrs. Jardine", Frank Jardine and Alexander Jardine.
- "Mortal Coils", Aldous Huxley.
- "The Fortunes Of Glencore", Charles James Lever.