Meaning of TUNNEL in English

TUNNEL

n.

Pronunciation: ' t ə -n ə l

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English tonel cask, tun, from Anglo-French, from tone tun

Date: 1508

1 : a hollow conduit or recess : TUBE , WELL

2 a : a covered passageway specifically : a horizontal passageway through or under an obstruction b : a subterranean gallery (as in a mine) c : BURROW

– tun · nel · like \ -n ə l- ˌ (l) ī k \ adjective

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