What is another word for canal?

Pronunciation: [kənˈal] (IPA)

Canals are artificial waterways that are used for transportation, irrigation, and drainage purposes. Synonyms for the word canal include waterway, channel, conduit, passage, and ditch. Waterway is a broad term used to describe any navigable body of water, whether it is natural or artificial. Channel refers to a narrow waterway that has been dug or created by natural forces. Conduit describes a pipe or channel that carries water or other fluids from one place to another. Passage refers to a narrow body of water that connects two larger bodies of water. Ditch is a term used to describe a long, narrow trench that has been dug for drainage or irrigation purposes.

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Usage examples for Canal

The falls are accessible from Gottenburg by rail in about two hours' travel, or by canal leaving the city early in the morning and returning in the evening, giving the visitor six or eight hours' time at the falls.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia"
Maturin M. Ballou
All preparations having been completed, the children started that very day for Ismailia by way of the canal.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
When ten years had passed, Pan Tarkowski retired from the service of the canal Company, and he and Stas visited their friends in England.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz

Famous quotes with Canal

  • The investigations also proved that there were many cases of spontaneous deviation, i.e. cases where there had been no stimulation of the semi-circular canal apparatus.
    Robert Barany
  • One learns little more about a man from the feats of his literary memory than from the feats of his alimentary canal.
    Frank Moore Colby
  • Married sex is like being awake during your own autopsy. It is root canal work without anesthetic.
    Al Goldstein
  • In the United States three new methods of transportation made their appearance at almost the same time - the steamboat, the canal boat, and the rail car.
    John Moody
  • 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

Related words: canal lock, canal inn, canal boat, canal crossing, canal boat hire, canal mohawk

Similar words: waterway, channel


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