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tunnel British & World English

An artificial underground passage, especially one built through a hill or under a building, road, or river

tunnel kiln British & World English

An industrial kiln in which ceramic items being fired are carried on trucks along a continuously heated passage

wind tunnel British & World English

A tunnel-like apparatus for producing an airstream of known velocity past models of aircraft, buildings, etc., in order to investigate flow or the effect of wind on the full-size object

Seikan Tunnel British & World English

The world’s longest underwater tunnel, linking the Japanese islands of Hokkaido and Honshu under the Tsungaru Strait. Completed in 1988, the tunnel is 51.7 km (32.3 miles) in length

smoke tunnel British & World English

A form of wind tunnel using thin jets of smoke to show the motion of air

tunnel diode British & World English

A two-terminal semiconductor diode using tunnelling electrons to perform high-speed switching operations

tunnel vision British & World English

Defective sight in which objects cannot be properly seen if not close to the centre of the field of view

Channel Tunnel British & World English

A railway tunnel under the English Channel, linking the coasts of England and France, opened in 1994 and 49 km (31 miles) long

tunnel of love British & World English

A fairground amusement for couples involving a train- or boat-ride through a darkened tunnel

bridge-and-tunnel British & World English

(Of a person) living in the suburbs and perceived as unsophisticated

carpal tunnel syndrome British & World English

A painful condition of the hand and fingers caused by compression of a major nerve where it passes over the carpal bones through a passage at the front of the wrist. It may be caused by continual repetitive movements or by fluid retention

lava tube British & World English

A natural tunnel within a solidified lava flow, formerly occupied by flowing molten lava

lava tunnel in lava tube British & World English

A natural tunnel within a solidified lava flow, formerly occupied by flowing molten lava

light at the end of the tunnel in light1 British & World English

An indication that a long period of difficulty is nearing an end

light at the end of the tunnel British & World English

An indication that a long period of difficulty is nearing an end

polytunnel British & World English

An elongated polythene-covered frame under which seedlings or other plants are grown outdoors

tunnel English Thesaurus

a two-mile tunnel under the Pennine Hills

tunnel English-Spanish

túnel m

tunnel vision English-Spanish

visión f de túnel

Channel Tunnel English-Spanish

the Channel Tunnel

the Channel Tunnel in Channel Tunnel English-Spanish

el Eurotúnel, el túnel del Canal de la Mancha

they dug a tunnel underneath in underneath English-Spanish

excavaron un túnel por debajo

a tunnel cut into the mountain in cut English-Spanish

un túnel excavado en la montaña

the train rushed into the tunnel in rush English-Spanish

el tren entró en el túnel a toda velocidad

he wormed his way along the tunnel in worm English-Spanish

atravesó el túnel arrastrándose

to see (the) light at the end of the tunnel in light English-Spanish

vislumbrar el fin de sus (, ir* saliendo del túnel


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