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Definition of Tunnel


  1. A vessel with a broad mouth at one end, a pipe or tube at the other, for conveying liquor, fluids, etc., into casks, bottles, or other vessels; a funnel.
  2. The opening of a chimney for the passage of smoke; a flue; a funnel.
  3. An artificial passage or archway for conducting canals or railroads under elevated ground, for the formation of roads under rivers or canals, and the construction of sewers, drains, and the like.
  4. A level passage driven across the measures, or at right angles to veins which it is desired to reach; -- distinguished from the drift, or gangway, which is led along the vein when reached by the tunnel.
  5. To form into a tunnel, or funnel, or to form like a tunnel; as, to tunnel fibrous plants into nests.
  6. To catch in a tunnel net.
  7. To make an opening, or a passageway, through or under; as, to tunnel a mountain; to tunnel a river.
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Tunnel Translations

tunnel in Dutch is tunnel
tunnel in Finnish is tunneli
tunnel in French is tunnel
tunnel in German is Tunnel
tunnel in Italian is galleria
tunnel in Swedish is tunnel