sluice - Dictionary definition and meaning for word sluice
Divide 'sluice' into 'slow','ice'.when ice slowly melts in the Arctic region then the nearby areas are flooded and we need a sluice, which means watergates, to control the flow of water and protect the people.
sluice ( straw + juice ) - the straw will control the flow of juice
<br>slew has two meanings. <br>1. a number of <br>2. swerve suddenly. "slew"ice is used achieving the latter.
sluice gates control the flow of water in a dam