verb (used with object), sluiced, sluic·ing.
verb (used without object), sluiced, sluic·ing.
- slugging average,
Origin of sluice
Examples from the Web for sluicing
They breakfasted in the boat, first stripping to the waist and sluicing their heads, necks, arms and chests with water.Captain Sam|George Cary Eggleston
In fact, he seemed glad to turn an honest penny by boarding the small crew in charge of sluicing the logs.The Riverman|Stewart Edward White
Having made the canvas ship-shape, Jim settled the next pressing question by seizing an empty tin and sluicing the fore part.The Pillar of Light|Louis Tracy
Dalhousie, in his swimmer's suit, sat stiffly forward, sluicing water into the bottom.V. V.'s Eyes|Henry Sydnor Harrison
"Touching now the question of browsing and sluicing," he said.Indiscretions of Archie|P. G. Wodehouse
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.