Sluice gate
Sluice Sluice, n. [OF. escluse, F. ['e]cluse, LL. exclusa, sclusa, from L. excludere, exclusum, to shut out: cf. D. sluis sluice, from the Old French. See {Exclude}.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, an opening or channel through which anything flows; a source of supply. [1913 Webster]

Each sluice of affluent fortune opened soon. --Harte. [1913 Webster]

This home familiarity . . . opens the sluices of sensibility. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

3. The stream flowing through a flood gate. [1913 Webster]

4. (Mining) A long box or trough through which water flows, -- used for washing auriferous earth. [1913 Webster]

{Sluice gate}, the sliding gate of a sluice. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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