Find the word definition

Crossword clues for flume

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Heated to 84F, it boasts flume rides, a wave machine and tropical rainstorms.
▪ Lifeguards at both the top and bottom of the flumes make sure the system is working.
▪ So what if the fun of the log flume out-weighed the cost of it by tenfold?
▪ There was so much to do with the six pools, giant flumes, waterfalls, fountains and lots more.
▪ You begin by coasting down the log flume, which makes you laugh.
▪ You ignore the past pleasure on the log flume and space mountain.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Flume \Flume\ (f;[=u]m), n. [Cf. OE. flum river, OF, flum, fr. L. flumen, fr. fluere to flow. [root]84. See Fluent.] A stream; especially, a passage channel, or conduit for the water that drives a mill wheel; or an artifical channel of water for hydraulic or placer mining; also, a chute for conveying logs or lumber down a declivity.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 12c., "stream," from Old French flum "running water, stream, river; dysentery," 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.


n. 1 A ravine or gorge, usually one with water running through. 2 An open channel or trough used to direct or divert liquids.

  1. n. a narrow gorge with a stream running through it [syn: gulch]

  2. watercourse that consists of an open artificial chute filled with water for power or for carrying logs


A flume is a human-made channel for water, in the form of an open declined gravity chute whose walls are raised above the surrounding terrain, in contrast to a trench or ditch. Flumes lead water from a diversion dam or weir to their desired location.

Many flumes took the form of wooden troughs elevated on trestles, often following the natural contours of the land. Originating as a part of a mill race, they were later used in the transportation of logs in the logging industry. They were also extensively used in hydraulic mining and working placer deposits for gold, tin and other heavy minerals.

Flumes are not to be confused with aqueducts, which are built to transport water, rather than materials using flowing water as a flume does.

Flume (musician)

Harley Edward Streten, better known by his stage name Flume, is an Australian record producer and musician. His self-titled debut studio album, Flume, was released on 9 November 2012 to critical acclaim, peaking at number one on the ARIA Albums Chart and reaching double-platinum accreditation in Australia.

Flume has remixed songs by artists such as Lorde, Sam Smith, Arcade Fire and Disclosure. His second studio album, Skin, was released on 27 May 2016, to positive reviews and also topped the ARIA Albums Chart.

Flume (album)

Flume is the debut studio album by electronic musician Flume. It was released on 9 November 2012, by Future Classic. The deluxe edition of the album was released on 12 November 2013.

Flume (disambiguation)

A flume is a man-made gravity chute for water, with raised walls.

Flume or The Flume may also refer to:

  • A name for log flume rides
  • Flume Gorge, a natural gorge in Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire, United States
  • Flume (musician), an Australian electronic music instrumentalist, producer and DJ
  • Flume (album), the debut studio album by Flume
  • "Flume", the opening song from Bon Iver's album For Emma, Forever Ago
  • The Flume (Alton Towers), a log ride in Staffordshire
  • Apache Flume, a service for collecting, aggregating, and moving large amounts of log data.

Usage examples of "flume".

White Halfoat would much rather have remained in the trailer he shared with Captain Flume, the silent, haunted squadron public-relations officer who spent most of each evening developing the pictures he took during the day to be sent out with his publicity releases.

Captain Flume was obsessed with the idea that Chief White Halfoat would tiptoe up to his cot one night when he was sound asleep and slit his throat open for him from ear to ear.

Captain Flume had obtained this idea from Chief White Halfoat himself, who did tiptoe up to his cot one night as he was dozing off, to hiss portentously that one night when he, Captain Flume, was sound asleep he, Chief White Halfoat, was going to slit his throat open for him from ear to ear.

Captain Flume grew to hate him and began wishing that Chief White Halfoat would tiptoe up to his cot one night and slit his throat open for him from ear to ear.

White Halfoat had grown almost fond of Captain Flume since his amazing metamorphosis.

Captain Flume had entered his bed that night a buoyant extrovert and left it the next morning a brooding introvert, and Chief White Halfoat proudly regarded the new Captain Flume as his own creation.

Abreast of his trailer, he left the ditch and wove his way speedily toward home through the dense underbrush, in which the only person he ever encountered was Captain Flume, who, drawn and ghostly, frightened him half to death one twilight by materializing without warning out of a patch of dewberry bushes to complain that Chief White Halfoat had threatened to slit his throat open from ear to ear.

Captain Flume, but his first chore, he recalled with reluctance, was to appease Corporal Whitcomb for neglecting to delegate enough responsibility to him.

Even Captain Flume recoiled when Doc Daneeka sought him out in the woods for help.

Captain Flume is already working on glowing press releases describing your valor over Ferrara, your deep and abiding loyalty to your outfit and your consummate dedication to duty.

Far under his feet the river was louder than usual, the enlarged flume thundering an increased flood down beyond the dam, while to the upriver the earthwork diversion dike had backed up increasingly deeper water, still water to all appearance, until it slipped violently down that chute and boiled among the rocks before it started its seaward course again.

There was a faint gleam of fire far down the path, that wound down to the site, the diversion dike, from which the big flume carried its thundering load toward the black mass of the dam and over.

A surefooted logger could walk out there on the dam, bend over and grasp a handle, and pull the gate up to release the water into the flume, which was already partially built.

The flume and the dam itself could be rebuilt, though, once Flint had succeeded in running off Aurora Mcentire.

Longarm moved under the flume in a crouching run and came out on the other side.