Definition of flume
1 : an inclined channel for conveying water (as for power)
2 : a ravine or gorge with a stream running through it
Examples of flume
<hiked through the flume and into the meadow beyond it>
<built a flume next to the road for runoff>
Origin of flume
probably from Middle English flum river, from Anglo-French, from Latin flumen, from fluere — more at fluid
First Known Use: 1748
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