Definition of Goethals, George Washington in English:

Goethals, George Washington

proper noun

  • (1858–1928), US army officer and engineer. As chief engineer and chairman of the Panama Canal Commission 1907, he oversaw construction of the Panama Canal, which was completed in 1914, and then served as the Canal Zone's governor 1914–17.

Pronunciation

Goethals, George Washington

/ˈɡōTHəlz/