Canal Zone[kə-nălˈ] also Pan·a·ma Canal Zone [pănˈə-mäˌ]
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a strip of land that extends 5 mi (8 km) on either side of the Panama Canal: the land was formerly under lease to the U.S., which governed it (1904-79); it was returned to Panama and the name abolished in 1979
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
also Pan·a·ma Canal ZoneAbbr. CZ
A strip of land, about 16 km (10 mi) wide, across the Isthmus of Panama. Formerly administered by the United States for the operation of the Panama Canal, it was turned over to Panama in 1979.