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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A large ditch or channel traveled by ships or for the movement of water.

Usage examples (35)
  • The canal was dug to bring water to the apple orchard.
  • The alimentary canal
  • If, therefore, we suppose what we call a canal to be, not the canal proper, but the vegetation along its banks, the observed phenomena stand accounted for.
  • The visible decline in canal traffic has exacerbated their fears. for more
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