Sluices

Artificial passages of wood or masonry, a dam or embankment, used for impounding the water of river, stream, or canal, and fitted with a valve or gate for stopping or regulating the flow.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
2784
Names
sluices
sluice
sluiceways
sluizen Dutch
sluis Dutch
aliviaderos Spanish
aliviadero Spanish
embalse Spanish
saetín Spanish
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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300006082. The J. Paul Getty Trust.