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Sluice vs. Weir

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Sluice

Sluice ( SLOOS) is a Dutch word for a channel controlled at its head by a movable gate which is called a sluice gate . A sluice gate is traditionally a wood or metal barrier sliding in grooves that are set in the sides of the waterway and can be considered as a bottom opening in a wall .
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Weir

A weir or low head dam is a barrier across the width of a river that alters the flow characteristics of water and usually results in a change in the height of the river level. Weirs are also used to control the flow of water for outlets of lakes, ponds, and reservoirs.
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Sluice

An artificial channel for conducting water, with a valve or gate to regulate the flow
Sluices connecting a reservoir with irrigated fields.
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Weir

A fence or wattle placed in a stream to catch or retain fish.
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Sluice

A valve or gate used in such a channel; a floodgate
Open sluices to flood a dry dock. Also called sluice gate.
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Weir

A dam placed across a river or canal to raise or divert the water, as for a millrace, or to regulate or measure the flow.
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Sluice

A body of water impounded behind a floodgate.
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Weir

An adjustable dam placed across a river to regulate the flow of water downstream.
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Sluice

A sluiceway.
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Weir

A fence placed across a river to catch fish.
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Sluice

A long inclined trough, as for carrying logs or separating gold ore.
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Weir

(obsolete) Seaweed.
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Sluice

To flood or drench with or as if with a flow of released water.
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Weir

A dam in a river to stop and raise the water, for the purpose of conducting it to a mill, forming a fish pond, or the like.
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Sluice

To wash with water flowing in a sluice
Sluicing sediment for gold.
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Weir

A fence of stakes, brushwood, or the like, set in a stream, tideway, or inlet of the sea, for taking fish.
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Sluice

To draw off or let out by a sluice
Sluice floodwater.
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Weir

A long notch with a horizontal edge, as in the top of a vertical plate or plank, through which water flows, - used in measuring the quantity of flowing water.
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Sluice

To send (logs, for example) down a sluice.
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Weir

A low dam built across a stream to raise its level or divert its flow
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Sluice

To flow out from or as if from a sluice.
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Weir

A fence or wattle built across a stream to catch or retain fish
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Sluice

An artificial passage for water, fitted with a valve or gate, for example in a canal lock or a mill stream, for stopping or regulating the flow.
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Sluice

A water gate or floodgate.
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Sluice

Hence, an opening or channel through which anything flows; a source of supply.
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Sluice

The stream flowing through a floodgate.
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Sluice

(mining) A long box or trough through which water flows, used for washing auriferous earth.
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Sluice

(linguistics) An instance of wh-stranding ellipsis, or sluicing.
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Sluice

To emit by, or as by, flood gates.
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Sluice

(transitive) To wet copiously, as by opening a sluice
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Sluice

(transitive) To wash with, or in, a stream of water running through a sluice.
To sluice earth or gold dust in a sluice box in placer mining
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Sluice

To wash (down or out).
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Sluice

(intransitive) To flow, pour.
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Sluice

(linguistics) To elide the complement in a coordinated wh-question. See sluicing.
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Sluice

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 or flood gate.
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Sluice

Hence, an opening or channel through which anything flows; a source of supply.
Each sluice of affluent fortune opened soon.
This home familiarity . . . opens the sluices of sensibility.
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Sluice

The stream flowing through a flood gate.
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Sluice

A long box or trough through which water flows, - used for washing auriferous earth.
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Sluice

To emit by, or as by, flood gates.
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Sluice

To wet copiously, as by opening a sluice; as, to sluice meadows.
He dried his neck and face, which he had been sluicing with cold water.
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Sluice

To wash with, or in, a stream of water running through a sluice; as, to sluice eart or gold dust in mining.
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Sluice

Conduit that carries a rapid flow of water controlled by a sluicegate
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Sluice

Pour as if from a sluice;
An aggressive tide sluiced across the barrier reef
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Sluice

Irrigate with water from a sluice;
Sluice the earth
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Sluice

Transport in or send down a sluice;
Sluice logs
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Sluice

Draw through a sluice;
Sluice water
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