Definition Of sluice


a sliding gate or other device for controlling the flow of water, especially one in a lock gate.

The sluice gate regulates the volume of water that strikes the wheel, and has to be judged with some care to prevent the mill stones from spinning too fast and vibrating too much.

an act of rinsing or showering with water.

a sluice with cold water

wash or rinse freely with a stream or shower of water.

she sluiced her face in cold water

Example Of sluice

  • A sluice gate , half hidden behind the roof of the mill, controls the water to power the waterwheel.

  • a sluice with cold water

  • A single spotlight on the sluice gate attracts the shrimp.

  • And doctors' surgeries be audited like a family bathroom, to save harmful, unnatural chemicals being sluiced around these places of healing?

  • And once we'd boxed up his butchering gear and sluiced down the boards of the wagon, a bucket at a time, it became something we never talked on again.

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