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Definition of sluice:

(n) : an artifical passage for water, fitted with a valve or gate, as in a mill stream, for stopping or regulating the flow; also, a water gate of flood gate; hence, an opening or channel through which anything flows; a source of supply
"each sluice of affluent fortune opened soon. -Harte."
(v) : to emit by, or as by, flood gates. [R.] Milton; to wet copiously, as by opening a sluice; as, to sluice meadows. Howitt
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Definition of sluice:

(n) : an artifical passage for water, fitted with a valve or gate, as in a mill stream, for stopping or regulating the flow; also, a water gate of flood gate; hence, an opening or channel through which anything flows; a source of supply
"each sluice of affluent fortune opened soon. -Harte."
(v) : to emit by, or as by, flood gates. [R.] Milton; to wet copiously, as by opening a sluice; as, to sluice meadows. Howitt

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