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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Shoot  \Shoot\,  n.  [F.  chute.  See  {Chute}.  Confused  with  shoot  to 
  let  fly.] 
  An  inclined  plane,  either  artificial  or  natural,  down  which 
  timber,  coal,  etc.,  are  caused  to  slide;  also  a  narrow 
  passage,  either  natural  or  artificial,  in  a  stream,  where  the 
  water  rushes  rapidly;  esp.,  a  channel,  having  a  swift 
  current,  connecting  the  ends  of  a  bend  in  the  stream,  so  as 
  to  shorten  the  course.  [Written  also  {chute},  and  {shute}.] 
  [U.  S.] 
 
  {To  take  a  shoot},  to  pass  through  a  shoot  instead  of  the 
  main  channel;  to  take  the  most  direct  course.  [U.S.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chute  \Chute\,  n.  [F.  chute,  prop.  a  fall.] 
  1.  A  framework,  trough,  or  tube,  upon  or  through  which 
  objects  are  made  to  slide  from  a  higher  to  a  lower  level, 
  or  through  which  water  passes  to  a  wheel. 
 
  2.  See  {Shoot}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chute 
  n  1:  a  device  that  fills  with  air  and  retards  your  fall  [syn:  {parachute}] 
  2:  sloping  channel  through  which  things  can  descend  [syn:  {slide}, 
  {sloping  trough}] 




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