verb (used with object), sluiced, sluic·ing.
verb (used without object), sluiced, sluic·ing.
- slugging average,
Origin of sluice
Examples from the Web for sluice
Make tiny seasoned cheese balls, center on the apple slices standing on lettuce leaves, and sluice with creamy salad dressing.The Complete Book of Cheese|Robert Carlton Brown
Moreover, I put the spar well away; and then, with a sluice of water, I fetched his Reverence back to himself again.The Maid of Sker|Richard Doddridge Blackmore
But you did see the sluice gates torn down, and thrown back into the water?The Landleaguers|Anthony Trollope
If you get your hand under the pin and the sluice happens to sink, you hurt your hand.The Incredible Honeymoon|E. Nesbit
An axe, a big jack-knife, a hammer and some nails left over from building their sluice boxes, these were the tools.Cabin Fever|B. M. Bower
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.