- a deep narrow defile containing a mountain stream or torrent.
- an artificial channel or trough for conducting water, as one used to transport logs or provide water power.
- an amusement park ride in which passengers are carried in a boatlike or loglike conveyance through a narrow, water-filled chute or over a water slide.
- to transport in a flume.
- to divert (a stream) by a flume.
Origin of flume
Examples from the Web for fluming
Fluming water for poultry is, like irrigation, a community project.
Now trestle and fluming lay in bent, rent, and riven ruin at the bottom of the coulée.Desert Conquest</p>
A. M. Chisholm
The simplest way to arrange this will be by wooden surface troughs as used in the fluming scheme.
There is a gigantic project now on the tapis, of fluming the entire river for many miles, commencing a little above Rich Bar.
Sometimes these fluming companies are eminently successful; at others, their operations are a dead failure.
- a ravine through which a stream flows
- a narrow artificial channel made for providing water for power, floating logs, etc
- a slide in the form of a long and winding tube with a stream of water running through it that descends into a purpose-built pool
- (tr) to transport (logs) in a flume
Word Origin and History for fluming
late 12c., "stream," from Old French flum "running water, stream, river," from Latin flumen "flood, stream, running water," from fluere "to flow" (see fluent). In U.S., used especially of artificial streams channeled for some industrial purpose.