verb (used with object), flumed, flum·ing.
Origin of flume
Examples from the Web for flume
Historical Examples of flume
The flume, the ditch, and the wing-dam, are the chief tasks of the river-miner.Hittel on Gold Mines and Mining
John S. Hittell
Granger was attending to the flume which they had constructed.Murder Point
If that's lost the whole expedition will be up the flume, as we miners used to say.The Young Treasure Hunter
Frank V. Webster
A flume had to be constructed before it could again be used.Old Rail Fence Corners
"The flume has fallen and turned the river," said Christie hurriedly.Devil's Ford
Word Origin for flume
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.