Definition: Meaning of, canal in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / kəˈnal /

  • noun
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canal canals
  1. a long passage dug into the ground and filled with water, either for boats to travel along, or to take water to a place
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canal used in phrases

  • Caledonian Canal
    1. the Caledonian Canal a CANAL (= artificial river) in Scotland which joins the Atlantic Ocean to a line of LOCH s (= lakes), which then connect to the North Sea
  • Caloosahatchee Canal (noun)
    1. a canal that connects Lake Okeechobee with the Caloosahatchee River in southern Florida to form part of the Cross-Florida Waterway
  • Canal Zone (noun)
    1. a zone consisting of a strip of land across the Isthmus of Panama that contains the Panama Canal
  • Cape Cod Canal (noun)
    1. a canal connecting Cape Cod Bay with Buzzards Bay
  • Erie Canal
    1. the Erie Canal a CANAL (= artificial river) in the US state of New York which connects Lake Erie and the Hudson River. Built in the early 19th century, the CANAL allowed trade between New York City and the states of the Midwest.
  • Grand Canal
    1. the Grand Canal a CANAL (= an artificial river) in Venice, Italy, which is the main way through the city and has many famous buildings along its sides
    2. the Grand Canal the longest canal in China. Part of it, connecting the Yangtze and Yellow Rivers, was built in the 5th century BC.
  • Grand Union Canal
    1. the Grand Union Canal a CANAL (= an artificial river made for boats to travel on) opened in 1801, connecting London with the English MIDLANDS
  • Göta Canal (noun)
    1. a canal for small oceangoing ships to enter Lake Vanern in Sweden
  • Haversian canal (noun)
    1. any of the many tiny canals that contain blood vessels and connective tissue and that form a network in bone
  • Manchester Ship Canal
    1. the Manchester Ship Canal a long, narrow area of water in northwest England which goes from Manchester to the sea. It was built to help the cotton factories to move their goods in the 19th century.
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