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channel

noun [C] (PASSAGE)    /ˈtʃæn.əl/
a passage for water or other liquids to flow along, or a part of a river or other area of water that is deep and wide enough to provide a route for ships to travel along: There are drainage/irrigation channels all over this flat agricultural land. The boats all have to pass through this narrow channel.Navigation and shipwrecksBays and gulfsCoasts and beaches the (English) Channel the area of sea that separates England from France: We're going to have a day-trip across the Channel. We took the car to France overnight on a (cross-)channel ferry.Seas and oceans
(Definition of channel noun (PASSAGE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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