(noun, verb)


1. conduit that carries a rapid flow of water controlled by a sluicegate

Similar word(s): penstock, sluiceway

Definition categories: man–made, conduit


1. pour as if from a sluice

- An aggressive tide sluiced across the barrier reef

Definition categories: weather, pelt, pour, stream

2. irrigate with water from a sluice

- sluice the earth

Similar word(s): flush

Definition categories: change, douse, dowse, drench, soak, sop, souse

3. transport in or send down a sluice

- sluice logs

Definition categories: motion, transport

4. draw through a sluice

- sluice water

Definition categories: motion, draw

Sentences with sluice as a verb:

- to sluice earth or gold dust in a sluice box in placer mining