flume flume  /f ˈlum/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a narrow gorge with a stream running through it
  2. (n) watercourse that consists of an open artificial chute filled with water for power or for carrying logs

Usage(s):

  1. Keep out of the flume, keep away from the area, said Frank Whiteley, Chief Constable of Hertfordshire police, in a hastily called press conference.
  2. Sessions in the flume showed that Dara Torres, a specialist in the 100-m freestyle, needed to enhance her anaerobic system with more sprint repetitions.
  3. After two weeks there, they were sluiced down a flume into Seattle's Lake Union, from where they found their way to the Pacific.

News

  1. Mountain bikers patrol backcountry

    Published Caption: Tribune file photo Susan Warnick rounds a corner on the Flume Trail. Photographer's Caption: Published Caption: Tribune file photo Susan Warnick rounds a corner on the Flume Trail.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Record-Courier

  2. Maclan's "Original" Solid Urethane Flume Ride Wheel Reduces Maintenance Costs for ...

    Lakeland, FL - Maclan's "Original" Solid Urethane Flume Wheel reduces cost and down time for wheels exposed to water. Flume Rides started popping up in amusement parks and state fairs in the early 1960s.  Traditional flume ride wheels of that period were designed with pneumatic tires and metal hubs.  Over time, the metal hub would become oxidized, sometimes even causing damage to the ride ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

  3. Flume performing at the TLA

    Flume will be playing his first Philadelphia show ever on Thursday, September 12 at the TLA and tickets go on sale this Friday.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Philly.com

Wiki Images for flume

definition of flume

Quotes

  1. "You hope you make it through," Sorenstam said of fording the deep water. "It's kind of like you're at Disney World on one of the flume rides. I'm amazed that we're playing."
    on Jul 15, 2006 By: Annika Sörenstam Source: ESPN

  2. "This is truly a landmark acquisition," said Reed, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, who in 2001 secured the first of two federal appropriations for the project. "We didn't purchase the Tilt-a-Whirl or the Flume, but the...
    on Oct 24, 2008 By: Jack Reed Source: Providence Business News

Word of the Day
anachronistic anachronistic
/ə ˌnæ krə ˈnɪ stɪk /