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Definition of sluice:

  1. A long box or trough through which water flows, - used for washing auriferous earth.
  2. 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.
  3. Hence, an opening or channel through which anything flows; a source of supply.
  4. The stream flowing through a flood gate.
  5. To emit by, or as by, flood gates.
  6. To wash with, or in, a stream of water running through a sluice; as, to sluice eart or gold dust in mining.
  7. To wet copiously, as by opening a sluice; as, to sluice meadows.


level, sluicegate, gate, even, scour, sluiceway, moat, even out, crimson, water gate, sluice down, floodgate, purge, blush, head gate, flush, lock, penstock, sluice valve, redden.

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