Translation of sluice in Spanish:


presa, n.

Pronunciation: /sluːs//slus/


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    • 1.1(barrier)

      presa feminine
      represa feminine South America
      • On the 13 th of May, 1935, at 4: 40 am, the sluice gate to the coffer dam which had protected the new basin was opened and the water rushed in.
      • If the sluices were co-ordinated with the tidal barrier the whole water level from Malton to Barmby could be drastically lowered and reduce flooding.
      • The sluice gate regulates the volume of water that strikes the wheel, and has to be judged with some care to prevent the mill stones from spinning too fast and vibrating too much.
      • Xiaolangdi, a major reservoir along the notoriously flood-prone river, opened its sluice gate to release extra water from downpours during the past week, the report said.
      • Other work will include restoration of the sluice gate, iron work, edging stones and walling.
      • The track was not used often, but had a water ditch on one side which would regularly have to be drained through a sluice gate.
      • Mr Hanson was dressed apart from his shoes and socks, which were discovered near the reservoir's sluice gate, along with a house key on a ring.
      • Work will include restoration of the sluice gate and ironwork, de-silting the pond and replacing the edging stones.
      • This large drain runs straight in a North Easterly direction, under various bridges, the Well Creek, eventually ending at a sluice which separates the fresh water from the salt water of the Tidal Ouse.
      • We have restored electric supply to the salt works, constructed a sluice gate with the low investment of 24 lakes to check overflow of flood water with the support from salt dept.
      • There is one sluice gate open at the moment, with conditions best for fly fishing.
      • Sadly, the remains of the mill itself were demolished on safety grounds in the late 1950s, but the mill lades, complete with sluice gate, survive and form an attractive feature of the gardens.
      • The fields are bounded by drainage ditches and sluices are now being added so that the water levels can be controlled to provide the optimum conditions.
      • The pent-up waters, controlled by a sluice gate, were directed past the mill wheel, driving the wooden gears, shafts and millstones.
      • If it isn't going over the sluice gate then it isn't raining too much.
      • When it's finished we want to test it by blocking up the sluice gate using a bale of hay or something similar.
      • Another option is to open sluices, releasing water and lowering river levels.
      • Her mind opened, a huge sluice gate to the onslaught of maddened thoughts.
      • The bridge is separated into two parts by a wooden sluice gate.
      • The Village Voice put its sassiest junior movie critic on the Meyer beat, opening the sluice gate to torrents of mannered enthusiasm.
      • The Environment Agency has already agreed to provide £220,000 from a levy on local authorities to fund the first two phases of the scheme - an embankment and a sluice gate.
      • A sluice gate, half hidden behind the roof of the mill, controls the water to power the waterwheel.
      • A single spotlight on the sluice gate attracts the shrimp.
      • Its waters are only a sluice gate away from being part of the Port Solent harbour.
      • He could hear Joe working the handle of the sluice that would send water gushing into the other troughs.

    • 1.2(sluicegate)

      compuerta feminine

    • 1.3(sluiceway)

      canal de desagüe masculine
      • Dozens of small balsa-wood structures were scattered on the cement floor, both within and outside the ambit of a crude wooden sluice system that carried a fitfully circulating trickle of water.
      • Since acquiring the redundant farmland the trust has carried out a programme of restoration which has included restoring sluices, re-opening waterways and a grazing policy.
      • The Jordan Valley is a perfect avian sluiceway; for millennia a feathery tide has ridden it, indifferent to the human dramas playing out below.
      • The buildings are long gone, but some foundations are still there, as well as the nearby mill stream and part of a dam and sluiceway.
      • We will have an intersection here the size of a village, twin bridges spanning the banks of the mighty ring road, a centrifuge pulsing cars through sluiceways.
      • These rapids range from tame sluiceways to a shoulder-high waterfall.
      • He chops wood, mows his own field, goes knee-deep into mud to clean sluices in his own pond, prunes back elder trees and picks pears.
      • Both of these developments necessitated the construction of dams, sluices, and water channels, the design of which influenced the construction of reservoirs for water supply under gravity.
      • He even made a sluice of tin and boards to catch and carry the rainwater to the parched crops.
      • There is a nice park with picnic tables at the base of the dam, and above you can actually walk along the top of the colossal structure, observing the sluices and massive spillway chute from a birds-eye view.
      • This had caused levels in the lodge to fluctuate and water had to be diverted from the stream via a sluice.
      • Before the construction of dams and barrages, floodwaters would spill out of the river's banks and, channeled by sluices and dikes, cover most of the agricultural land.

  • 2British

    (quick wash)
    to give sth a sluice (down) lavar / enjuagar algo con abundante agua

transitive verb

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    to sluice sth down/out lavar / enjuagar algo con abundante agua

intransitive verb

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    correr a raudales