verb (used with object), flumed, flum·ing.
Origin of flume
Examples from the Web for flume
Gradually climbing upward, we come to a tract of land that is watered by the Flume.A Truthful Woman in Southern California|Kate Sanborn
"I know very little about the man, but I never saw more thorough work than he has put in on the flume," he said.A Damaged Reputation|Harold Bindloss
The water was brought in a ditch or flume to the top of a high bank, and then terminated in a tight box.Death Valley in '49|William Lewis Manly
There being no stint of timber, we could afford to make our flume immensely strong—and we did.The Trail of The Badger|Sidford F. Hamp
After the Pool and the Flume, an ascent of the mountain behind the hotel will be found conducive to enjoyment of another kind.The Heart of the White Mountains, Their Legend and Scenery|Samuel Adams Drake
British Dictionary definitions for flume
Word Origin for flume
Word Origin and History 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.