What is canal?

  • (verb): Provide (a city) with a canal.
    Synonyms: canalize, canalise
    See also — Additional definitions below

Canal

Canals are man-made channels for water. There are two types of canal:

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Rideau Canal
... The Rideau Canal (French Canal Rideau), also known as the Rideau Waterway, connects the city of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on the Ottawa River to the city of Kingston, Ontario, on Lake Ontario ... The canal system uses sections of major rivers, including the Rideau and the Cataraqui, as well as some lakes ... The canal was opened in 1832 as a precaution in case of war with the United States ...
Rideau Canal - History - Recognition
... In 1925 the Rideau Canal was designated a National Historic Site of Canada (plaqued in 1926 and again in 1962) ... On 17 June 1998 Canada Post issued 'Rideau Canal, Summer Boating at Jones Falls' and 'Rideau Canal, Winter Skating by Parliament' as part of the Canals, Recreational destinations series ... The Rideau Canal was recognized as the best preserved example of a slack water canal in North America demonstrating the use of European slackwater technology in North America on a large scale ...
Rideau Canal - Skateway
... In winter, a section of the Rideau Canal passing through central Ottawa becomes officially the world's largest skating rink ... In response, the Rideau Canal was rebranded as "the world's largest skating rink" ... Although some residents of Ottawa had been using the canal as an impromptu skating surface for years, the official use of the canal as a skateway and tourist attraction is a more ...
Lists of Canals
... Europe Canals of France Canals of Amsterdam Canals of Germany Canals of Ireland Canals of Russia Canals of the United Kingdom North America Canals of Canada Canals of the United States ...
Berkhamsted - Canal
... The Grand Junction Canal runs through Berkhamsted parallel to the High Street ... The canal later became part of the Grand Union Canal in 1929 ... With the advent of canal transport, Castle Wharf became a hub of inland water transport and boat building activity ...

More definitions of "canal":

  • (noun): (astronomy) an indistinct surface feature of Mars once thought to be a system of channels; they are now believed to be an optical illusion.
  • (noun): A bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance.
    Example: "The alimentary canal"
    Synonyms: duct, epithelial duct, channel
  • (noun): Long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation.

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    My impression about the Panama Canal is that the great revolution it is going to introduce in the trade of the world is in the trade between the east and the west coast of the United States.
    William Howard Taft (1857–1930)