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flume

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noun \ˈflüm\

Definition of flume

  1. 1 :  an inclined channel for conveying water (as for power)

  2. 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


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