\ ˈflüm How to pronounce flume (audio) \

Definition of flume

1 : an inclined channel for conveying water (as for power)
2 : a ravine or gorge with a stream running through it

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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 Hammock Beach’s 91,000-square-foot Fantasy Pool complex shooting down the water flume or gliding along the lazy river. Jennifer Kester, Forbes, 23 Sep. 2021 In June 2020, Disney Parks first announced plans to overhaul the Splash Mountain log flume ride, which opened its first version at California's Disneyland in 1989. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, 23 Aug. 2021 Perched at 8,900 feet in the San Juan Mountains, five hours from the nearest major airport and near the Rio Grande headwaters, Creede is a town of around 350 full-time residents, with one grocery store, one gas station and a fast-rushing flume. New York Times, 4 Aug. 2021 Disney announced the launch of the company’s fifth cruise ship, this time with a park attraction—a watery log-flume type-ride—onboard. Jenny Singer, Glamour, 26 July 2021 Other measures to be taken include a new upstream fish lift and flume. BostonGlobe.com, 11 July 2021 To your left is a log flume ride called Mill Race, overshadowed by the iconic wooden coaster, Blue Streak. John Pana, cleveland, 1 July 2021 The pool, at 1101 E. Louisiana St., has an open-flume waterslide and its maximum depth of three and a half feet means it is geared to young families. Anna Caplan, Dallas News, 1 July 2021 Dixson also used the flume for studies not related to ocean acidification. Martin Enserink, Science | AAAS, 6 May 2021

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First Known Use of flume

1748, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for flume

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

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“Flume.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flume. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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