ground sluice


noun Mining.

a trench, cut through a placer or through bedrock, through which a stream is diverted in order to dislodge and wash the gravel.

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Origin of ground sluice

First recorded in 1865–70

OTHER WORDS FROM ground sluice

ground-sluicer, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for ground sluice

  • After the dirt has all been put through the ground-sluice, it is cleaned up in a short board-sluice, or a tom.