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sluice

 
pronunciation:
slus
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a channel made by people through which water flows. Sluices have gates to control the amount of water that flows through the channel.
definition 2: a sloping water channel made by people in order to move objects such as logs from place to place.
The sluice jammed during the busiest time of the logging season.
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