sluice way

sluiceway

[sloos-wey]
noun
1.
a channel controlled by a sluice gate.
2.
any artificial channel for water.

Origin:
1770–80, Americanism; sluice + way1

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sluiceway   (sls'wā')  Pronunciation Key 
An artificial channel, especially one for carrying off a portion of the current of a stream, canal, or other larger body of water.
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