canal

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[Ca*nalĀ·]

A canal is a long, man made strip of water used for irrigation or boat access to a bigger body of water, like the famous Erie Canal, which connects the Hudson River to Lake Erie.

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An artificial channel filled with water and designed for navigation, or for irrigating land, etc.

Noun
long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation

Noun
a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; "the tear duct was obstructed"; "the alimentary canal"; "poison is released through a channel in the snake''s fangs"

Noun
(astronomy) an indistinct surface feature of Mars once thought to be a system of channels; they are now believed to be an optical illusion

Verb
provide (a city) with a canal


n.
An artificial channel filled with water and designed for navigation, or for irrigating land, etc.

n.
A tube or duct; as, the alimentary canal; the semicircular canals of the ear.


Canal

Ca*nal" , n. [F. canal, from L. canalis canal, channel; prob. from a root signifying "to cut"; cf. D. kanaal, fr. the French. Cf. Channel, Kennel gutter.] 1. An artificial channel filled with water and designed for navigation, or for irrigating land, etc. 2. (Anat.) A tube or duct; as, the alimentary canal; the semicircular canals of the ear. Canal boat, a boat for use on a canal; esp. one of peculiar shape, carrying freight, and drawn by horses walking on the towpath beside the canal. Canal lock. See Lock.

An artificial channel filled with water and designed for navigation, or for irrigating land, etc.

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Usage Examples

In the United States three new methods of transportation made their appearance at almost the same time - the steamboat, the canal boat, and the rail car.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.

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