Translation of sluice in Spanish:


presa, n.

Pronunciation /slus//sluːs/


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    • 1.1(barrier)

      presa feminine
      represa feminine South America
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • If it isn't going over the sluice gate then it isn't raining too much.
      • Her mind opened, a huge sluice gate to the onslaught of maddened thoughts.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • A sluice gate, half hidden behind the roof of the mill, controls the water to power the waterwheel.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • Work will include restoration of the sluice gate and ironwork, de-silting the pond and replacing the edging stones.
      • The pent-up waters, controlled by a sluice gate, were directed past the mill wheel, driving the wooden gears, shafts and millstones.
      • The Village Voice put its sassiest junior movie critic on the Meyer beat, opening the sluice gate to torrents of mannered enthusiasm.
      • He could hear Joe working the handle of the sluice that would send water gushing into the other troughs.
      • The bridge is separated into two parts by a wooden sluice gate.
      • Other work will include restoration of the sluice gate, iron work, edging stones and walling.
      • Its waters are only a sluice gate away from being part of the Port Solent harbour.
      • 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.
      • Another option is to open sluices, releasing water and lowering river levels.
      • When it's finished we want to test it by blocking up the sluice gate using a bale of hay or something similar.
      • A single spotlight on the sluice gate attracts the shrimp.
      • 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.
      • There is one sluice gate open at the moment, with conditions best for fly fishing.
      • 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.
      • 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.

    • 1.2(sluicegate)

      compuerta feminine

    • 1.3(sluiceway)

      canal de desagüe masculine
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • This had caused levels in the lodge to fluctuate and water had to be diverted from the stream via a sluice.
      • 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.
      • The Jordan Valley is a perfect avian sluiceway; for millennia a feathery tide has ridden it, indifferent to the human dramas playing out below.
      • He even made a sluice of tin and boards to catch and carry the rainwater to the parched crops.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • These rapids range from tame sluiceways to a shoulder-high waterfall.
      • 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.
      • 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.

  • 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
    • They were in no mood to squander it as they started afresh when play commenced at 11 am, 30 minutes late as the last of the overnight storms were sluiced from the field.
    • Inside he is sluiced, scrubbed, massaged, rinsed, and blown dry with the automated precision associated with a modern car wash.
    • Once the water is sluiced off, the brakes might suddenly get big power.
    • Especially as it said that in case of contact with the mucous membrane - that's another expression to make us girls feel good about ourselves - you're supposed to sluice yourself down right away with lots of water.
    • And doctors' surgeries be audited like a family bathroom, to save harmful, unnatural chemicals being sluiced around these places of healing?
    • And once we'd boxed up his butchering gear and sluiced down the boards of the wagon, a bucket at a time, it became something we never talked on again.
    • Water was pumped by an old fire-engine from the creek to the quarry to sluice clay off the stone.
    • Having no towel, she had to get out and stand for a while, sluicing the water from her body in an attempt to dry herself enough to put her clothes back on.
    • Through one of the view ports I watched a young woman wearing rubber boots above her knees scoop up all the, er, used hay, into a rolling cart before she sluiced the floor with soapy water and began to mop.
    • The school closed off that particular area and it has been sluiced and cleaned.
    • Coming up and sluicing the water from his face he got his bearings and then swam over to where Rebecca was leaning against the wall.
    • He had used the old seaman's trick of scattering the floorboards with salt and then sluicing them with boiling water and then scouring them with the hard bristled brush.
    • I can't cite any similar highhandness on Woodward's part, nor is he the sort to sluice the words of authorities directly into his journalism.
    • Then sluice everything down with a coffee tarek.
    • Great dollops of water sluiced the very long glossy leaves of the sweet chestnuts.
    • As winter came and went, and the bulldozer came and went with it, the main access roads turned into deep trenches, sluicing runoff and causing serious erosion.
    • With a barn that moves weekly, there is no concrete floor where manure builds up, no permanently muddy patch that must be sluiced off.
    • The frog in his throat returned and tried to ruin the speech but he managed to drown the little creature with copious glasses of water, like sluicing a spider down the plughole of your bath.
    • We still use it for watering the garden and I have been known to sluice the back of my neck under it on a hot afternoon (not often this summer).

intransitive verb

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    correr a raudales