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English definition of “canal”

canal

noun [C] (WATER ROUTE)    /kəˈnæl/
B1 a long, thin stretch of water that is artificially made either for boats to travel along or for taking water from one area to another: The Panama Canal provides a crucial shipping link between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. → See also alimentary canalWatercourses and waterfalls
(Definition of canal noun (WATER ROUTE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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