2 entries found for sluice.
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Main Entry: 1sluice
Pronunciation: primarystressslüs
Function: noun
1 : an artificial passage for water with a gate for controlling its flow or changing its direction
2 : a body of water held back by a gate or a stream flowing through a gate
3 : a device (as a floodgate) for controlling the flow of water
4 : a channel that carries off surplus water
5 : a long sloping trough (as for floating logs to a sawmill)

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