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1. A narrow gorge, usually with a stream flowing through it.
2. An open artificial channel or chute carrying a stream of water, as for furnishing power or conveying logs.
3. A very small swimming pool designed with a propeller or pump to generate a current, allowing a swimmer to swim in place.
1. (Geological Science) a ravine through which a stream flows
2. (Forestry) a narrow artificial channel made for providing water for power, floating logs, etc
3. (Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) a slide in the form of a long and winding tube with a stream of water running through it that descends into a purpose-built pool
(Forestry) (tr) to transport (logs) in a flume
[C12: from Old French flum, ultimately from Latin flūmen stream, from fluere to flow]
1. a deep narrow defile containing a mountain stream or torrent.
2. an artificial channel or trough for conducting water.
3. an amusement park ride in which passengers are conveyed through a water-filled chute or over a water slide.
[1125–75; Middle English flum < Old French < Latin flūmen stream]
Past participle: flumed
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|Noun||1.||flume - a narrow gorge with a stream running through it|
gorge - a deep ravine (usually with a river running through it)
|2.||flume - watercourse that consists of an open artificial chute filled with water for power or for carrying logs|