Definition of ship canal in English:

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ship canal

Pronunciation: /ˈSHip kəˌnal/

noun

A canal wide and deep enough for ships to transit it.
Example sentences
  • In the net lofts along the ship canal they tar their seine twine with paraffin to protect against salt water.
  • Office buildings along the ship canal are bringing white-collar workers by the thousands.
  • Go back to 1900s - see navvies digging the Manchester ship canal by hand!
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