sluiceway

[ sloos-wey ]
/ ˈslusˌweɪ /

noun

a channel controlled by a sluice gate.
any artificial channel for water.

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Origin of sluiceway

An Americanism dating back to 1770–80; sluice + way1
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Scientific definitions for sluiceway

sluiceway
[ slōōswā′ ]

An artificial channel, especially one for carrying off a portion of the current of a stream, canal, or other larger body of water.
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