Canal Zone
or Panama Canal Zone geographical name strip of territory Panama; ceased to exist as a formal political entity October 1, 1979, but remained under United States control through 1999 for administration of the Panama Canal

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Canal Zone — may refer to:* Suez Canal Zone, the informal zone around the Suez Canal in Egypt * Panama Canal Zone, the former United States territory * the area around the Erie Canal …   Wikipedia

  • Canal Zone — Canal′ Zone n. geg a zone in central Panama, including the Panama Canal: governed by the U.S. 1903–1979; partial control of the zone was returned to Panama, entire control to be returned by 2000; ab. 10 mi. (16 km) wide; excludes the cities of… …   From formal English to slang

  • Canal Zone — former name for a strip of land that extends 5 mi (8 km) on either side of the Panama Canal: the land was formerly under lease to the U.S., which governed it (1904 79); it was returned to Panama and the name abolished in 1979: see also PANAMA… …   English World dictionary

  • Canal Zone — a zone in central Panama, crossing the Isthmus of Panama on both sides of the Panama Canal: governed by the U.S. from 1903 until 1979, when most of the zone was returned to Panama, for its eventual control of the entire zone by 2000; ab. 10 mi.… …   Universalium

  • Canal Zone — noun a) The common shortening of Panama Canal Zone. b) The shortening of Suez Canal Zone. See Also: canalboat, canaliculate, canaliculus, canalize, temperate zone, torrid zone, war zone …   Wiktionary

  • Canal Zone — noun a zone consisting of a strip of land across the Isthmus of Panama that contains the Panama Canal • Syn: ↑Panama Canal Zone • Instance Hypernyms: ↑zone • Part Holonyms: ↑Panama, ↑Republic of Panama …   Useful english dictionary

  • Canal Zone — US leased terr., CEN. Panama; extending five miles on either side of the Panama Canal …   Webster's Gazetteer

  • Canal Zone — /kəˈnæl zoʊn/ (say kuh nal zohn) noun a strip of territory 16 km wide across the Isthmus of Panama, on both sides of the Panama Canal; was a US government reservation until 1979, when it began to be handed back to the Republic of Panama. 1678 km2 …   Australian English dictionary

  • Canal Zone — A reservation of the United States Government on the Isthmus of Panama, under a treaty with the Republic of Panama, consisting of a strip of land which contains the Panama Canal …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Canal Zone Police — The Panama Canal Zone Police was a force that consisted of more than 400 officers of all ranks split into two Divisions, Atlantic and Pacific, and between about 25 stations. It was responsible for the security of Canal Zone property as well as… …   Wikipedia

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