What is tunnel?

  • (noun): A passageway through or under something, usually underground (especially one for trains or cars).
    Example: "The tunnel reduced congestion at that intersection"
    See also — Additional definitions below


A tunnel is an underground passageway, completely enclosed except for openings for ingress and egress, commonly at each end.

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Some articles on tunnel:

Waverly Hills Sanatorium - Tunnel - Removal of Bodies
... As antibiotics had not been discovered when Waverly opened, treatment consisted of heat lamps, fresh air, high spirits, and reassurances of an eventual full recovery ... Once tuberculosis hit its peak, deaths were occurring about one every other day ...
New York Tunnel Extension
... The New York Tunnel Extension (also New York Improvement and Tunnel Extension), was a major project of the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) at the beginning of the 20th century, to ... The project comprised tunnels and approaches from New Jersey and Long Island to Midtown Manhattan, leading to the PRR's massive new station, New York Penn Station ...
Tunnel - Accidents
... Clayton Tunnel rail crash - 1861 - confusion about block signals Balvano train disaster - 1944 - 1996 Channel Tunnel fire - 1996 ...
Island Farm - The "Forgotten" Great Escape
... March 1945, 70 prisoners escaped from Island Farm through a tunnel dug from Hut Nine (the only hut now left standing) ... The tunnel was about 70 feet (21 m) long and breached the perimeter fence ... Excavating the tunnels was not easy because of the heavy clay soil upon which the camp was built ...
Montreal Metro - Pioneer in Tunnel Advertising
... In some downtown tunnels, cartoons depicting an advertiser's product were inscribed on the walls of the tunnel at the level of the cars' windows ... Today known as "tunnel movies" or "tunnel advertising", they have been installed in many cities' subways around the world in recent years, for example in the Southgate tube station in London, the MBTA Red ...

More definitions of "tunnel":

  • (verb): Move through by or as by digging.
    Synonyms: burrow
  • (noun): A hole in the ground made by an animal for shelter.
    Synonyms: burrow
  • (verb): Force a way through.

Famous quotes containing the word tunnel:

    The drama critic on your paper said my chablis-tinted hair was like a soft halo over wide set, inviting eyes, and my mouth, my mouth was a lush tunnel through which golden notes came.
    Samuel Fuller (b. 1911)

    The only way to find out anything about what kinds of lives people led in any given period is to tunnel into their records and to let them speak for themselves.
    John Dos Passos (1896–1970)

    It is the light
    At the end of the tunnel as it might be seen
    By him looking out somberly at the shower,
    The picture of hope a dying man might turn away from,
    Realizing that hope is something else, something concrete
    You can’t have.
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)