Gaillard CutGail·lard Cut
S section of the Panama Canal cut through the Continental Divide: c. 8 mi (12.9 km) long
Origin of Gaillard Cutafter D. D. Gaillard (1859-1913), United States army engineer in charge of its excavation
Formerly Cu·le·bra Cut
An excavation, about 13 km (8 mi) long and averaging 14 m (45 ft) deep, through Culebra Mountain, a hill in the Canal Zone, Panama. The cut forms the southeast section of the Panama Canal.