Canal lock
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]


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