Definition of canal
Examples of canal in a Sentence
the Panama Canal opened a much easier and shorter passageway from the Atlantic to the Pacific
Recent Examples of canal from the Web
Lining the canals that zigzag between the two rivers, the windmills are a striking and iconic glimpse into Dutch history with a modern-day functionality.
The canal is highly branched nearest the tip of the snout.
The coworker estimated that Asing had been under water in the canal for about 20 seconds.
But technically, the term describes only the narrow canal that runs inside your body from the vulva (the visible area that includes the inner and outer labia, clitoris, and perineum) to the cervix (the lower portion of the uterus). 2.
Hundreds or thousands of unrelated individuals can work together to build a canal, or send a human to the moon.
Sure enough, Friday's hole was directly beside a canal wall.
That means cracks that can wash dirt supporting the road into the canal.
In 2013, Chinese billionaire Wang Jing signed a $40 billion deal to build a canal through a 170-mile swath of the country, a deeper and wider rival to the Panama Canal.
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Definition of canal
: to construct a canal through or across
First Known Use of canal
CANAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of canal for English Language Learners
: a long narrow place that is filled with water and was created by people so that boats could pass through it or to supply fields, crops, etc., with water
medical : a tube or passageway in the body
CANAL Defined for Kids
Definition of canal for Students
1 : an artificial waterway for boats or for irrigation of land
2 : a tubelike passage in the body The ear canal leads from the opening of the ear to the eardrum.
Headscratcher for canal
Canal is part of a famous saying from around the time the Panama Canal was built. The saying is spelled the same forward and backwards. It goes: A man! A plan! A canal! Panama!
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