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Flume meaning

flume - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. A stream; especially, a passage channel, or conduit for the water that drives a mill wheel; or an artifical channel of water for hydraulic or placer mining; also, a chute for conveying logs or lumber down a declivity.
  2. 2. Channel for the water that drives a mill- wheel.

flume - examples of usage

  1. He went around the other two men, who had fallen into some talk about the flume, and stood in the path beside her. - "Stories of the Foot-hills", Margaret Collier Graham.
  2. While ground- sluicing one night, and possibly wondering what other deduction could be made and not leave him nameless, he was caught in a cave, sluiced out, and carried head- first through the flume. - "First Fam'lies of the Sierras", Joaquin Miller.
  3. A flume of air from her exhaust, a sign of exhaustion, told Rick that Jan was tired. - "The Electronic Mind Reader", John Blaine.
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