Meaning of CANAL in English

CANAL

n.1 an artificial waterway for inland navigation or irrigation.

2 any of various tubular ducts in a plant or animal, for carrying food, liquid, or air.

3 Astron. any of a network of apparent linear markings on the planet Mars, which are observed from earth but not at close range.

Phrases and idioms:

canal boat a long narrow boat for use on canals. canal ray a beam of positive ions moving through a bored hole in the cathode of a high-vacuum tube.

Etymology: ME f. OF (earlier chanel) f. L canalis or It. canale

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.