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

  • n. A canal wide and deep enough to serve ships. Also called shipway.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a canal suitable for the passage of seagoing vessels.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A canal through which vessels of large size can pass; a canal for sea-going vessels.

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

  • n. a canal large enough for seagoing vessels


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  • And we’ve just about finished digging a new ship canal from the sea to Arelate, to bypass the swamps and mud flats and sandbars of the natural waterway.

    The First Man in Rome

  • Next year they’re going to dig a ship canal all the way from the sea to the Rhodanus at Arelate. "

    The First Man in Rome


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