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An artificial channel, especially one for carrying off excess water.


(Civil Engineering) an artificial channel, esp one for carrying off excess water



a channel controlled by a sluice gate.
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Noun1.sluiceway - conduit that carries a rapid flow of water controlled by a sluicegatesluiceway - conduit that carries a rapid flow of water controlled by a sluicegate
conduit - a passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass; "the computers were connected through a system of conduits"
head gate, penstock, sluice valve, sluicegate, water gate, floodgate - regulator consisting of a valve or gate that controls the rate of water flow through a sluice


[ˈsluːsweɪ] Ncanal m, conducto m
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The finance minister added the talks focused on several areas of joint cooperation, disclosing agreement on establishing Kenana sluiceway project besides the agricultural production and manufacturing project.
In addition to the hydroelectric plant home to four 8 MW turbine generators, the project will have a sluiceway with eight 17 metre wide radial gates, a double chamber ship, and an 11 metre tall embankment dam.
A long channel was also dug for use as a sluiceway to move logs from the river to the pond.
The first phase involved replacement of the Stony River Bridge, where the ruins of an early 1900s sluiceway remained.
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Steps in a corner of the piazza lead down to a court in which you are suddenly overwhelmed by water cascading down the walls, splashing over a recessed walkway, and throwing off a fine mist -- as though you had scaled a dam and found yourself in its sluiceway, wondering if the force of the torrent might carry you away.
The outwash on the flood plains of glacial sluiceway valleys are the apparent source for loess that thins eastward and also decreases in mean grain size with distance from the Wabash Valley (Hall 1973; and references therein) except where other loess sources (e.
A preliminary investigation indicates that Mark Abel, 44, an equipment operator at the plant, slipped into the Muskingum River and drowned while attempting to dislodge debris and logs from a water discharge sluiceway that serves Units 1-4.
A sluiceway was built around such obstacles to get the logs through.
Sometimes these have brought him up short--the first campsite is now in a different state, the once grand sight of the Missouri's Great Falls now runs through a turbine house and a concrete sluiceway.
Some fish that do travel down the intake pipe are diverted into a sluiceway that returns them to the ocean.