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Definition of Canal

Canal

  1. An artificial channel filled with water and designed for navigation, or for irrigating land, etc.
  2. A tube or duct; as, the alimentary canal; the semicircular canals of the ear.
  3. A long and relatively narrow arm of the sea, approximately uniform in width; -- used chiefly in proper names; as, Portland Canal; Lynn Canal.

Canal Quotations

I took the Canal Zone and let Congress debate; and while the debate goes on, the canal does also.
Theodore Roosevelt

Ships are obliged to take on harbor or river pilots - who provide specialized local navigation - when they approach a port, but in the canal, a Suez crew is also obligatory. The crew members are there in case the ship needs to be moored during the canal transit, but this rarely happens.
Rose George

The Egyptian Nile, though it does have its own particular hazards, is subject to none of what I find in Rhode Island. Since the Aswan High Dam was built in 1973, the Nile has become something of a grand canal. It is wide, flat, slow, and so calm it verges on the geriatric.
Rosemary Mahoney

Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.
Ronald Reagan

When President Teddy Roosevelt posed for the cameras astride a massive steam shovel during construction of the Panama Canal in 1906, it was more than a simple photo op. Though the scene was clearly staged, it symbolized a crucial moment in American history.
Alan Huffman
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Canal Translations

canal in Afrikaans is kanaal
canal in Danish is kanal
canal in Dutch is wijk, gracht, vaart, kanaal
canal in Finnish is kanava
canal in French is canal
canal in German is Kanal
canal in Hungarian is csatorna
canal in Italian is canale
canal in Norwegian is kanal
canal in Spanish is canal, almenara
canal in Swedish is kanal
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