flume

noun

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 on the Web Visit Tiana’s Bayou Adventure April 4, 2024 With key attractions such as the Haunted Mansion down for refurbishment and the opening of log flume ride Tiana’s Bayou Adventure not expected for a few months yet, Disneyland has sought ways to turn the park into more of a theatrical experience. Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times, 22 May 2024 While the ride will be entirely re-themed, the classic log flume's format, familiar to fans of Splash Mountain, will remain the same for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. Natalia Senanayake, Peoplemag, 13 May 2024 Days before beloved flume ride Splash Mountain is set to close to make way for a major Princess and the Frog re-theme, a TikTok video seemingly filmed over the weekend appears to show a rider jumping out of one of the attraction's moving boats and traversing an area typically restricted to guests. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, 30 May 2023 To meet that demand, private companies producing sugar (and, later, pineapples) rerouted the flow from Maui’s watersheds, building concrete ditches, tunnels, pipes, flumes, siphons, and trestles across the island. Carolyn Kormann, The New Yorker, 30 Oct. 2023 In addition to remaining a log flume ride, Tiana's Bayou Adventure will also feature that classic water drop at the end. Kelsie Gibson, Peoplemag, 26 Dec. 2023 Six Flags Over Texas, which boasts the world’s first log flume, is going to convert the ride into one of the longest log flumes in the world in 2024, Six Flags Entertainment Corp. announced Wednesday. Lana Ferguson, Dallas News, 30 Aug. 2023 So far, Coastal Protection Solutions has designed the technology — 300-foot wide rotating cylinders, half submerged in water — and will begin testing its first prototype this fall at a flume facility at the University of Oregon. Aruni Soni, BostonGlobe.com, 17 Sep. 2023 The suit also held position throughout the day’s flumes, slides, and rides at the waterpark. Katherine Alex Beaven, Travel + Leisure, 31 Aug. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

probably from Middle English flum river, from Anglo-French, from Latin flumen, from fluere — more at fluid

First Known Use

1748, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of flume was in 1748

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Cite this Entry

“Flume.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flume. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

flume

noun
1
: a sloping channel for carrying water (as for power)
2
: a ravine or gorge with a stream running through it
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