What does the word chute mean?

Usage examples for chute

  1. The same suction- pipe does both, and will discharge thirty- five or forty tons of coal an hour, on a chute which holds the coal while the water streams through. – Careers of Danger and Daring by Cleveland Moffett
  2. He tossed the remains of their refreshments, trays and all, into the chute, picked up his shirt, and started out. – The Galaxy Primes by Edward Elmer Smith