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Meaning of FLUME

Pronunciation:  floom

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  watercourse that consists of an open artificial chute filled with water for power or for carrying logs
  2. [n]  a narrow gorge with a stream running through it

FLUME is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: gulch
 See Also: gorge, watercourse, waterway



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Flume\, n. [Cf. OE. flum river, OF, flum, fr. L. flumen,
fr. fluere to flow. [root]84. See {Fluent}.]
A stream; especially, a passage channel, or conduit for the
water that drives a mill wheel; or an artifical channel of
water for hydraulic or placer mining; also, a chute for
conveying logs or lumber down a declivity.

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