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canals

noun
plural of canal

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an open man-made passageway for water
  • the Panama Canal opened a much easier and shorter passageway from the Atlantic to the Pacific

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“Canals.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/canals. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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