from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A strip of land, about 16 km (10 mi) wide, across the Isthmus of Panama. Formerly administered by the United States for the operation of the Panama Canal, it was turned over to Panama in 1979.

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  • proper n. The common shortening of Panama Canal Zone.
  • proper n. The shortening of Suez Canal Zone.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a zone consisting of a strip of land across the Isthmus of Panama that contains the Panama Canal


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