- a channel controlled by a sluice gate.
- any artificial channel for water.
Origin of sluiceway
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Examples from the Web for sluiceway
"He must, because he ain't in the sluiceway," remarked the tall boy.Pathfinder
A pond, with a sluiceway which, when opened, gives on the ravine.The Complete Opera Book
Booms were strung, forming a funnel of which the sluiceway was the outlet.
Then came the grand finish —the closing of this sluiceway through the dam.Two Little Savages
Ernest Thompson Seton
Cottrell chose a spot overlooking the packed logs and the sliding water of the sluiceway.
- 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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