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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

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

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

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

I myself was born beside a river - the Avon in Sarum. So when I first encountered New York's great harbor and the Hudson River as a teenager, and came to understand their historic canal and railroad links to the vast spaces of the Midwest, I felt both the thrill of a new adventure and a deep sense of homecoming.
Edward Rutherfurd

As was to be expected, the discovery of the nervous apparatus of the salivary glands immediately impelled physiologists to seek a similar apparatus in other glands lying deeper in the digestive canal.
Ivan Pavlov
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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