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 in a Sentence
hiked through the flume and into the meadow beyond it
built a flume next to the road for runoff
Recent Examples of flume from the Web
The Krakatoa Aqua Coaster is a canoe that rides through a flume.
After Hölzle’s keynote, Google director of product management Greg DeMichillie told us that Flume essentially removes much of the pain that came with MapReduce.
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Origin and Etymology 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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