Definition of Sluice valve

1. Noun. Regulator consisting of a valve or gate that controls the rate of water flow through a sluice.

Exact synonyms: Floodgate, Head Gate, Penstock, Sluicegate, Water Gate
Generic synonyms: Regulator
Group relationships: Penstock, Sluice, Sluiceway



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sluice Valve

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sluice valve (current term)
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Literary usage of Sluice valve

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1. The Water Supply of Towns and the Construction of Waterworks: A Practical by William Kinnimond Burton (1894)
"Somewhat less neat, but nearly as effective, is the plan of having a by-pass with sluice valve, say one-third the diameter of the great valve. ..."

2. Calculations in Hydraulic Engineering: A Practical Text-book for the Use of by Thomas Claxton Fidler (1902)
"Water-main discharging through a Sluice- valve. — The discharge of a long pipe may sometimes be regulated and governed by a screw-down sluice-valve applied ..."

3. Calculations in Hydraulic Engineering: A Practical Text-book for the Use of by Thomas Claxton Fidler (1902)
"Water-main discharging through a Sluice-valve. — The discharge of a long pipe may sometimes be regulated and governed by a screw-down sluice-valve applied ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"a modification of the " D " box in its simplest form is necessary'; this modification consists in the addition of a " sluice " valve placed at a distance of ..."

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