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Sluice meaning

sluice - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. draw through a sluice; " sluice water"
  2. 2. transport in or send down a sluice; " sluice logs"
  3. 3. An artifical passage for water, fitted with a valve or gate, as in a mill stream, for stopping or regulating the flow; also, a water gate or flood gate.
  4. 4. Hence, an opening or channel through which anything flows; a source of supply.
  5. 5. The stream flowing through a flood gate.
  6. 6. To emit by, or as by, flood gates.
  7. 7. To wet copiously, as by opening a sluice; as, to sluice meadows.
  8. 8. To wash with, or in, a stream of water running through a sluice; as, to sluice eart or gold dust in mining.
  9. 9. A long box or trough through which water flows, - used for washing auriferous earth.
  10. 10. Sliding gate for controlling a flow of water; stream which flows through it.

sluice - examples of usage

  1. At length the work was finished, so I set my sluice- box in position below the vent. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. I worked in the claim while my partner attended to the sluice- box. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  3. " Tailings" are the waste products of the sluice- box, the sand and gravel carried away by the stream of water which flows over the " ripples." - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
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