flume

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flume

noun \ˈflüm\

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

  1. <hiked through the flume and into the meadow beyond it>
  2. <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

Related to FLUME

Synonyms
col, couloir, defile, canyon, gap, gill [British], gorge, gulch, gulf, kloof [South African], linn [chiefly Scottish], notch, pass, ravine, saddle

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