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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ca·nal /kəˈnæl/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ca·nal /kəˈnæl/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ca·nal n.
 1. An artificial channel filled with water and designed for navigation, or for irrigating land, etc.
 2. Anat. A tube or duct; as, the alimentary canal; the semicircular canals of the ear.
 3. A long and relatively narrow arm of the sea, approximately uniform in width; -- used chiefly in proper names; as, Portland Canal; Lynn Canal. [Alaska]
 Canal boat, a boat for use on a canal; esp. one of peculiar shape, carrying freight, and drawn by horses walking on the towpath beside the canal.
 Canal lock. See Lock.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: (astronomy) an indistinct surface feature of Mars once
           thought to be a system of channels; they are now
           believed to be an optical illusion
      2: a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and
         conveying a secretion or other substance; "the tear duct
         was obstructed"; "the alimentary canal"; "poison is
         released through a channel in the snake's fangs" [syn: duct,
          epithelial duct, channel]
      3: long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for
      v : provide (a city) with a canal [syn: canalize, canalise]
      [also: canalling, canalled]