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"canal" in British English

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canalnoun [C]

uk   us   /kəˈnæl/
  • canal noun [C] (WATER ROUTE)

B1 a ​long, ​thinstretch 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 ​crucialshippinglink between the Atlantic and ​Pacific oceans.

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  • canal noun [C] (TUBE IN BODY)

specialized medical a ​narrowtube through which ​air, ​fluid, or other ​substances can ​pass: The alimentary canal is the ​path by which ​foodenters the ​body, and ​solidwaste is ​passed out.
(Definition of canal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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canalnoun [C]

 us   /kəˈnæl/
a ​channel of ​waterartificially made for ​boats to ​travel through or to ​carrywater from one ​area to another: Today, the canal is still used by ​ships.
(Definition of canal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “canal”
in Korean 운하…
in Arabic قَناة…
in Malaysian terusan, saluran makanan…
in French canal…
in Russian канал…
in Chinese (Traditional) 運河, 渠…
in Italian canale…
in Turkish kanal, su kanalı…
in Polish kanał…
in Spanish canal, tubo…
in Vietnamese kênh đào, ống…
in Portuguese canal…
in Thai คลอง, ท่อหรือทางเดินของเหลวในร่างกาย…
in German der Kanal, die Röhre…
in Catalan canal…
in Japanese 運河, 水路…
in Chinese (Simplified) 运河, 渠…
in Indonesian terusan, saluran…
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