- 1An artificial waterway constructed to allow the passage of boats or ships inland or to convey water for irrigation: they travelled on by canal the Oxford CanalMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Keeping enough water in the canal to guarantee ships passage has become a problem.
- Many canals, inland waterways and towpaths were open for walkers and other visitors while many English Heritage and National Trust sites were open across the region.
- The surrounding countryside is flat and almost treeless, but there is some greenery thanks to the complex of irrigation canals that feed water from the Euphrates River and other waterways.
- 2A tubular duct in a plant or animal, serving to convey or contain food, liquid, or air: the ear canalMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Each cord maintains its connection with the abdominal cavity via the canal, whence the vas joins the urinary tract below the bladder.
- Between the vestibular and tympanic canals lies the cochlear duct.
- This canal is the top canal of the inner ear so it is actually right under the brain.
- 3 Astronomy Any of a number of linear markings formerly reported as seen by telescope on the planet Mars.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- Percival Lowell was convinced that these lines were canals, built by a race of intelligent Martians.
- This controversy continued until the 1960s when spacecraft exploration of the planet showed no evidence of the canals.
- A century ago, the astronomer Percival Lowell described water-filled canals on Mars for the same reason.
late Middle English: from Old French, alteration of chanel 'channel', from Latin canalis 'pipe, groove, channel', from canna 'cane'.