What is another word for sluice?

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[ slˈuːs], [ slˈuːs], [ s_l_ˈuː_s]

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The sluice is a type of valve used chiefly in water supply and drainage systems. When a water flow is greater than the rate at which it can be dispersed through a certain opening, a water droplet is formed. These droplets coalesce and continue to fall until the flow becomes equal to or less than the rate of dispersion, at which point the droplets break away from the flow and disperse.

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