EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FLUME
The flume, the ditch, and the wing-dam, are the chief tasks of the river-miner.
Granger was attending to the flume which they had constructed.
If that's lost the whole expedition will be up the flume, as we miners used to say.
A flume had to be constructed before it could again be used.
"The flume has fallen and turned the river," said Christie hurriedly.
And what's the use of the gold in the ground when the flume isn't there to work it out?
"I never heard Mr. Munroe say that the flume was wrong," said Jessie quickly.
"We have achieved the Flume, the Pool, and the Basin to-day," said he at length.
The 'boat' is built like the flume, V shaped, and fits into the flume.
We were a wet lot when we reached the terminus of the flume.
late 12c., "stream," from Old French flum "running water, stream, river," from Latin flumen "flood, stream, running water," from fluere "to flow" (see fluent). In U.S., used especially of artificial streams channeled for some industrial purpose.