Gaillard-cut meaning

gĭl-yärd, gālärd
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.
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(place) S section of the Panama Canal cut through the Continental Divide: c. 8 mi (12.9 km) long.
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