Erie Canal
geographical name canal 363 miles (584 kilometers) long N New York from Hudson River at Albany to Lake Erie at Buffalo; built 1817-25; superseded by New York State Barge Canal (about 525 miles or 840 kilometers long)

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  • Erie Canal — at Lockport, New York in 1839 Original owner New York State Principal engineer Ben …   Wikipedia

  • Erie Canal — Erie Ca|nal the Erie Canal a ↑canal (=artificial river) in the US state of New York which connects Lake Erie and the Hudson River. Built in the early 19th century, the canal allowed trade between New York City and the states of the Midwest …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Erie Canal — canal connecting the Hudson River with the Niagara River as part of the NEW YORK STATE CANAL SYSTEM: c. 340 mi (547 km) long: the original canal, parts of which coincide with the present day canal, was completed in 1825 …   English World dictionary

  • Erie Canal — a canal in New York between Albany and Buffalo, connecting the Hudson River with Lake Erie: completed in 1825. See illus. in next column. Cf. New York State Barge Canal (def. 2). * * * Historic waterway, northern U.S. It stretches from Buffalo, N …   Universalium

  • Erie Canal — Sp Èrio kanãlas Ap Erie Canal L JAV (Niujorko v ja) …   Pasaulio vietovardžiai. Internetinė duomenų bazė

  • Erie Canal — E′rie Canal′ n. geg a canal in New York between Albany and Buffalo, connecting the Hudson River with Lake Erie: completed in 1825; now constitutes the major part of the New York State Barge Canal. 363 mi. (584 km) long …   From formal English to slang

  • Erie Canal — noun an artificial waterway connecting the Hudson river at Albany with Lake Erie at Buffalo; built in the 19th century; now part of the New York State Barge Canal • Instance Hypernyms: ↑canal • Part Holonyms: ↑New York State Barge Canal, ↑New… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Erie Canal — noun The 363 mile long canal from Lake Erie to the Hudson River …   Wiktionary

  • Erie, canal — Vía fluvial histórica en el norte de EE.UU.; se extiende desde Buffalo, N.Y., junto al lago Erie, hasta Albany, N.Y., sobre el río Hudson. Encargado por el gob. de Nueva York DeWitt Clinton, fue inaugurado en 1825. Conectó los Grandes Lagos con… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Erie Canal — /ɪəri kəˈnæl/ (say earree kuh nal) noun an inland waterway in New York between Buffalo and Albany, connecting the Hudson River and Lake Erie. 579 km …   Australian English dictionary

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