verb (used with object), sluiced, sluic·ing.
verb (used without object), sluiced, sluic·ing.
Origin of sluice
Examples from the Web for sluice
Historical Examples of sluice
The Mud-pups didn't understand how to sluice them down properly after operations.The Native Soil
Alan Edward Nourse
It was not far from the head of the sluice, and, therefore, a most critical position.Lines in Pleasant Places
Next, a fresh attempt was made to blow up the sluice, but failed.Dick o' the Fens
George Manville Fenn
Why, she spoiled hers, showing us how to come through that sluice, didn't she?The Rival Campers Ashore
Ruel Perley Smith
The range of smoky mills driven by a sluice from the fall had better be away.Northern Travel
Word Origin for sluice
c.1400, earlier scluse (mid-14c.), a shortening of Old French escluse "sluice, floodgate" (Modern French écluse), from Late Latin exclusa "barrier to shut out water" (in aqua exclusa "water shut out," i.e. separated from the river), from fem. singular of Latin exclusus, past participle of excludere "to shut out" (see exclude).
1590s, from sluice (n.). Related: Sluiced; sluicing.