from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An artificial channel, especially one for carrying off excess water.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a man-made channel designed to redirect excess water
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An artificial passage or channel into which water is let by a sluice; hence, any small artificial channel for running water.
- n. The opening in a splash-dam through which logs pass.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. conduit that carries a rapid flow of water controlled by a sluicegate
sluice + way (Wiktionary)