The definition of a canal is a river or man-made channel of water used for transportation.(noun)
An example of a canal is where the floating market in Bangkok takes place.
See canal in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME, pipe or tube < OFr < L canalis, pipe, groove, channel < canna, reed: see cane
See canal in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Partly French, channel,
Origin: and partly Middle English, tube (from Medieval Latin canāle)
Origin: , both from Latin canālis, tube, channel
Origin: , probably from canna, small reed; see cane.
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