flume

noun
\ 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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Synonyms for flume

Synonyms

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

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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

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The Moana attraction is part of an ongoing reinvention of Epcot at Disney, the beginnings of which can be seen in the installation of Frozen Ever After, a log flume ride that replaced the Maelstrom ride in the Norway section of the park. Chris Morris, Fortune, "Avengers, Moana Lead Upcoming Disney Park Additions," 23 Aug. 2019 The previous Jurassic Park attraction was a flume ride that opened in June 1996 and featured animatronic dinosaurs, some of which stood by docilely while the ride vehicle floated past. Hugo Martin, latimes.com, "Universal Studios launches surprise opening of Jurassic World ride," 12 July 2019 Activities include a wave pool, triple-flume water slide, children's water play park, a 990-foot lazy river, picnic pavilions and seating to soak up the sun. Dajheonna Perry, Detroit Free Press, "5 water parks, splash pads, pools to try in metro Detroit," 3 July 2019 After Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opened, the average wait time for the flume ride dropped to just under 21 minutes. Dallas News, "Why this is the best time in years to visit Disneyland," 25 June 2019 El Aserradero set the template as parks scrambled to build their own flume rides. Arthur Levine, USA TODAY, "America's top log flume rides: Five of our favorites, from Splash Mountain to Ripsaw Falls," 17 June 2019 After Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opened, the average wait time for the flume ride dropped to just under 21 minutes. Ben Poston, latimes.com, "Now’s the best time to visit Disneyland, as Star Wars land draws away crowds," 19 June 2019 But most log flumes forego storytelling and just stick to the ride experience. Arthur Levine, USA TODAY, "America's top log flume rides: Five of our favorites, from Splash Mountain to Ripsaw Falls," 17 June 2019 The city worked last week to widen a concrete flume that directs water through town. Elise Schmelzer, The Denver Post, "18,000 sandbags later, Lake City flood fears diminish even as rivers rise across southwestern Colorado," 16 June 2019

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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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