Part of speech: verb

To operate with a sluice; wash in a sluice.

Part of speech: noun

An artificial channel for conducting water, or the stream so conducted; a flume.

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Usage examples "sluice":

  1. It seemed nothing short of magic to watch the great gates slowly close, and then to feel their own boat rising slowly but steadily, as the water rushed in from the upper sluice. - "The Dorrance Domain", Carolyn Wells.
  2. Whenever I fell asleep, I awoke with the notion I had had in the sluice- house, that a long time had elapsed and the opportunity to save him was gone. - "Great Expectations", Charles Dickens.
  3. I want you to be careful not to sluice too long. - "The Blazed Trail", Stewart Edward White.