Synonyms and Antonyms of flume

  1. 1 a narrow opening between hillsides or mountains that can be used for passage <hiked through the flume and into the meadow beyond it> Synonyms col, couloir, defile, canyon, gap, gill [British], gorge, gulch, gulf, kloof [South African], linn [chiefly Scottish], notch, pass, ravine, saddleRelated Words abyss, chasm, cirque, cleft, crevasse, crevice, cwm [chiefly British], fissure; combe (also coombe or coomb) [British], dale, dell, glen, hollow, shut-in, vale, valley; basin, floodplain, kettle; arroyo, barranca (also barranco), coulee, draw, gully (also gulley), gutter, nullah, trench, trough, wadi, wash [West]

  2. 2 an open man-made passageway for water <built a flume next to the road for runoff> Synonyms aqueduct, canal, conduit, course, channel, racecourse, raceway, watercourse, waterwayRelated Words millrace, millstream; floodway, sluice, sluiceway, spillway; swash, tideway, torrent; gutter, trough; river, rivulet, stream

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