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sluice

noun [C] uk   /sluːs/ ( also sluiceway ) us  
an artificial channel for carrying water, which has an opening at one end to control the flow of the water

sluice

verb [I usually + adv/prep] uk   /sluːs/ us  
If water sluices out from somewhere, it flows in large amounts: Water sluiced out from the pipes.
Phrasal verbs
Translations of “sluice”
in Spanish esclusa, compuerta, canal…
in French écluse, canal…
in German die Schleuse, der Schleusenkanal…
in Chinese (Traditional) 水門, 水閘, 排水道…
in Chinese (Simplified) 有闸水道, 泄水道…
(Definition of sluice from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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