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A canal wide and deep enough for ships to travel along it.
inland waterway, channel, watercourse, waterwayView synonyms
- ‘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!’
- ‘In the net lofts along the ship canal they tar their seine twine with paraffin to protect against salt water.’
- ‘In 1903, Panama and the United States signed a treaty by which the United States undertook to construct an interoceanic ship canal across the Isthmus of Panama.’
- ‘Work started in the 1830s on the Tralee ship canal, which stretches from nearly 1km beyond Blennerville Quay to Prince's Quay, on the edge of Tralee town.’
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.