verb (used with object), sluiced, sluic·ing.
verb (used without object), sluiced, sluic·ing.
Origin of sluice
Examples from the Web for sluice-box
Historical Examples of sluice-box
He meant to have his first smoke at the sluice-box, as a miner should.
Thim tree calves has got a hide on 'em loike the bottom av a sluice-box.Snowdrift
James B. Hendryx
If you ran his pants through a sluice-box you'd get an elegant 'color.'The Triumph of John Kars
Here he set a sluice-box and put his three little miners at work with pick, pan and shovel.
Again his hand was reached down to the rippling water at the head of the sluice-box.
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.