Meaning of CANAL in English


[ca.nal] n [ME, fr. L canalis pipe, channel, fr. canna reed--more at cane] (15c) 1: a tubular anatomical passage or channel: duct

2: channel, watercourse

3: an artificial waterway for navigation or for draining or irrigating land

4: any of various faint narrow lines on the planet Mars seen through telescopes and once thought by some to be canals built by Martians

[2]canal vt -nalled or -naled ; -nal.ling or (1819): to construct a canal through or across

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