Meaning of CANAL in English

[noun] [C] - a long channel of water which is artificially made either for boats to travel along or for taking water from one area to anotherCanals were the main method of transporting goods until the mid-19th century.In Britain nowadays, canals are used mainly for pleasure, by people travelling in long, narrow boats called barges or narrow boats.The Panama Canal provides a crucial shipping link between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.See also alimentary canal.A canal boat (also narrow boat) is a long narrow boat which is used on a canal.See picture: Canal

Cambridge English vocab.      Кембриджский английский словарь.