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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 chute /ˈʃut/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shoot n.  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)

 Chute n.
 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) 2.0

      n 1: rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air
           and retards your fall [syn: parachute]
      2: sloping channel through which things can descend [syn: slide,
          slideway, sloping trough]