Meaning of canal

ca•nal

Pronunciation: (ku-nal'), [key]
— n., v., -nalled -naled, -nal•ling -nal•ing.
—n.
  1. an artificial waterway for navigation, irrigation, etc.
  2. a long narrow arm of the sea penetrating far inland.
  3. a tubular passage or cavity for food, air, etc., esp. in an animal or plant; a duct.
  4. channel; watercourse.
  5. one of the long, narrow, dark lines on the surface of the planet Mars, as seen telescopically from the earth.
—v.t.
  1. to make a canal through.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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