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tunnel US English

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

tunnel US Thesaurus

a tunnel under the hills

tunnel kiln US English

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

wind tunnel US 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 US 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 US English

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

tunnel diode US English

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

tunnel vision US English

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

tunnel vision US Thesaurus

without the tunnel vision that exasperated their friends and family, this team of inventors would never have made their mark in history

Channel Tunnel US English

A railroad tunnel under the English Channel that extends for 31 miles (49 km) and links England and France. The tunnel (popularly called the Chunnel) opened in 1994 after eight years of construction to link Holywell, near Folkestone, England, and Sangatte, near Calais, France

tunnel of love US English

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

bridge-and-tunnel US English

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

carpal tunnel syndrome US 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, alongside the flexor tendons of the hand. It may be caused by repetitive movements over a long period, or by fluid retention, and is characterized by sensations of tingling, numbness, or burning

light at the end of the tunnel US English

A long-awaited indication that a period of hardship or adversity is nearing an end

lava tube US English

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

polytunnel US English

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

light at the end of the tunnel in light1 US English

A long-awaited indication that a period of hardship or adversity is nearing an end

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