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sluiceway

[ sloos-wey ]

noun

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


sluiceway

/ slo̅o̅swā′ /

  1. 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of sluiceway1

An Americanism dating back to 1770–80; sluice + way 1

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Example Sentences

Cottrell chose a spot overlooking the packed logs and the sliding water of the sluiceway.

One of the younger men rode the last log through the sluiceway, standing upright as it darted down the chute into the eddy below.

A tear found a wrinkle in Unc Simmys lined face for a sluiceway; but the darkey was still smiling.

Irrigation with them is not opening the gates of a sluiceway and letting the water flow over the land.

A pond, with a sluiceway which, when opened, gives on the ravine.

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