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sluiceway

[sloos-wey] /ˈslusˌweɪ/
noun
1.
a channel controlled by a sluice gate.
2.
any artificial channel for water.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80, Americanism; sluice + way1
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sluiceway
  (sls'wā')   
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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