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Definition of Sluice


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

Sluice Translations

sluice in Hungarian is zsilip
sluice in Italian is cateratta, emanare
sluice in Spanish is acequia, compuerta
sluice in Swedish is sluss