Resembling a sluice or some aspect of one.

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  • sluice — sluicelike, adj. /sloohs/, n., v., sluiced, sluicing. n. 1. an artificial channel for conducting water, often fitted with a gate (sluice gate) at the upper end for regulating the flow. 2. the body of water held back or controlled by a sluice gate …   Universalium

  • penstock — /pen stok /, n. 1. a pipe conducting water from a head gate to a waterwheel. 2. a conduit for conveying water to a power plant. See diag. under dam1. 3. a sluicelike contrivance used to control the flow of water. [1600 10; PEN2 + STOCK] * * * …   Universalium

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