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An artificial channel, especially one for carrying off excess water.
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(Civil Engineering) an artificial channel, esp one for carrying off excess water
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a channel controlled by a sluice gate.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
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[ˈsluːsweɪ] Ncanal m, conducto m
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An acequia is a sluiceway or gravity chute that flows down a mountainside, providing water for a village.
Thus, the roadway in effect became a giant sluiceway that funneled the water at great speed, tumbling cars like so many toys and killing many occupants.
The powerhouses constructed at Bonneville First Powerhouse, The Dalles, McNary, and Ice Harbor dams in the 1930's to early 1960's have ice and trash sluiceways built into the upstream side of the powerhouse and the ceilings of the turbine intakes curve upward from the bulkhead gateslot to a point relatively close to the forebay water level and just below the ice and trash sluiceway.
They then pass through Saqqara sluiceway until they reach the finish at Saqqara Pyramid, Giza.
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.
They were cleansed by a marble sluiceway, lined with silver.
A long channel was also dug for use as a sluiceway to move logs from the river to the pond.
Sometime in the 1930s, a dam with a wide sluiceway had been built across Standing Stone Creek.
The first phase involved replacement of the Stony River Bridge, where the ruins of an early 1900s sluiceway remained.