Definition of CANAL

noun : CANAL

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) (astronomy) an indistinct surface feature of Mars once thought to be a system of channels; they are now believed to be an optical illusion ;

  • 2. (

    ) a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; "the tear duct was obstructed"; "the alimentary canal"; "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs" ;

  • 3. (

    ) long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation ;

verb : CANAL

Source: WordNet 3.1

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