Canal boat
Canal Ca*nal", n. [F. canal, from L. canalis canal, channel; prob. from a root signifying ``to cut''; cf. D. kanaal, fr. the French. Cf. {Channel}, {Kennel} gutter.] [1913 Webster] 1. An artificial channel filled with water and designed for navigation, or for irrigating land, etc. [1913 Webster]

2. (Anat.) A tube or duct; as, the alimentary canal; the semicircular canals of the ear. [1913 Webster]

3. A long and relatively narrow arm of the sea, approximately uniform in width; -- used chiefly in proper names; as, Portland Canal; Lynn Canal. [Alaska] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Canal boat}, a boat for use on a canal; esp. one of peculiar shape, carrying freight, and drawn by horses walking on the towpath beside the canal.

{Canal lock}. See {Lock}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • canal boat — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms canal boat : singular canal boat plural canal boats a long boat used on canals …   English dictionary

  • canal boat — noun a long boat that carries freight and is narrow enough to be used in canals • Syn: ↑narrow boat, ↑narrowboat • Hypernyms: ↑boat * * * caˈnal boat [canal boat] …   Useful english dictionary

  • canal boat — ca nal boat n a long narrow boat that is used for travelling on a canal …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • canal boat — noun (C) a long narrow boat that is used on a canal …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • canal boat — ca nal ,boat noun count a long boat used on canals …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • canal boat — /kəˈnæl boʊt/ (say kuh nal boht) noun a craft built to fit canal locks …   Australian English dictionary

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