• WordNet 3.6
    • n sluiceway conduit that carries a rapid flow of water controlled by a sluicegate
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sluiceway An artificial channel into which water is let by a sluice; specifically, a trough constructed over the bed of a stream, so that logs, lumber, or rubbish can be floated down to some convenient place of delivery.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sluiceway An artificial passage or channel into which water is let by a sluice; hence, any small artificial channel for running water.
    • n sluiceway The opening in a splash-dam through which logs pass.
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In literature:

The sluiceways were controlled, the blood saved, and color and health returned.
"Sex in Education" by Edward H. Clarke
For the immigrant children the public schools are the sluiceways into Americanism.
"Aliens or Americans?" by Howard B. Grose
He could not escape, for the removal of the plank from the sluiceway made the place literally an island.
"Canoe Boys and Campfires" by William Murray Graydon
Each mill had its sluiceway but they were all side by side.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
Somewhere near him water was falling with a musical sound in a subterranean sluiceway.
"A Spoil of Office" by Hamlin Garland
Entrance was made at last through the sluiceway, or open sewer, draining out under the city walls.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
We're going to have trouble, if one of those big logs fetches up across the sluiceway.
"The Greater Power" by Harold Bindloss
Irrigation with them is not opening the gates of a sluiceway and letting the water flow over the land.
"A Trip to the Orient" by Robert Urie Jacob
Through the sluiceway the water ran in a swift stream, turning the old wheel around and around.
"Puss in Boots, Jr., and the Good Gray Horse" by David Cory
Booms were strung, forming a funnel of which the sluiceway was the outlet.
"The Boss of Wind River" by A. M. Chisholm
She's solid, and the sluiceways allow ample flood escape.
"The Mystery of The Barranca" by Herman Whitaker
A pond, with a sluiceway which, when opened, gives on the ravine.
"The Complete Opera Book" by Gustav Kobbé