Sluiceway Sluice"way`, n. An artificial channel into which water is let by a sluice; specifically, a trough constructed over the bed of a stream, so that logs, lumber, or rubbish can be floated down to some convenient place of delivery. [1913 Webster]

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  • sluiceway — noun Date: 1779 an artificial channel into which water is let by a sluice …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sluiceway — an artificial channel fed or controlled by a sluice …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • sluiceway — /sloohs way /, n. 1. a channel controlled by a sluice gate. 2. any artificial channel for water. [1770 80, Amer.; SLUICE + WAY1] * * * …   Universalium

  • sluiceway — noun a man made channel designed to redirect excess water See Also: sluice, sluice gate …   Wiktionary

  • sluiceway — SYN: spillway …   Medical dictionary

  • sluiceway — n. water channel equipped with a valve or gate for regulating water; manmade water channel …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sluiceway — sluice•way [[t]ˈslusˌweɪ[/t]] n. civ a channel controlled by a sluice gate • Etymology: 1770–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • sluiceway — /ˈslusweɪ/ (say sloohsway) noun 1. a channel controlled by a sluicegate. 2. any artificial channel for water …   Australian English dictionary

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