Definition of Flume

1. Noun. A narrow gorge with a stream running through it.

Exact synonyms: Gulch
Generic synonyms: Gorge



2. Noun. Watercourse that consists of an open artificial chute filled with water for power or for carrying logs.
Generic synonyms: Watercourse, Waterway

Definition of Flume

1. n. A stream; especially, a passage channel, or conduit for the water that drives a mill wheel; or an artifical channel of water for hydraulic or placer mining; also, a chute for conveying logs or lumber down a declivity.

Definition of Flume

1. Noun. A ravine or gorge, usually one with water running through. ¹

2. Noun. An open channel or trough used to direct or divert liquids. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flume

1. to convey by means of an artificial water channel [v FLUMED, FLUMING, FLUMES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flume

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flukeworm
flukeworms
flukey
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flukiest
flukily
flukiness
flukinesses
fluking
flukish
fluky
flulike
flumazenil
flumazepil
flume (current term)
flumed
flumen
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flumethasone
flumethiazide
flumina
flumina pilorum
fluming
fluminous
flumioxazin
flummadiddle
flummadiddles
flummeries

Literary usage of Flume

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1. Treaty of Peace with Germany by Germany (1918- ), Germany (1918- ) Treaties, etc. 1918-, Allied and Associated Powers (1914-1920), United States Congress Senate, Germany, etc. 1918 Treaties, June 28 Treaty with Germany, 1919 (1919)
"Taking Its stan! on this right,, the national council proclaims flume-united to its motherland. Italy. The Italian national council considers as provisional ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1890)
"Now, I say to you, you may dismiss lhat particular quality of this flume from your consideration. There is nothing in the patent covering this matter of ..."

3. Irrigation Practice and Engineering by Bernard Alfred Etcheverry (1915)
"The flume was built of mortar composed of about 1 part of cement to 3.2 parts of sand. When completed, the flume resisted successfully a test of 1000 pounds ..."

4. Irrigation Practice and Engineering by Bernard Alfred Etcheverry (1915)
"The flume was built of mortar composed of about 1 part of cement to 3.2 parts of sand. When completed, the flume resisted successfully a test of 1000 pounds ..."

5. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1900)
"The flume is constructed entirely of wood, caulked with oakum and braced by both vertical and ... The remainder of the timber in the flume is Norway pine, ..."

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