Panama Canal


Panama Canal
A major man-made canal in Panama that connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
See Also: Panamax

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  • Panamá, Canal de — ► Canal interoceánico que comunica el Pacífico con el Atlántico (mar Caribe), cortando el istmo de Panamá. El puerto atlántico es Cristóbal, y el del Pacífico, Balboa. Lesseps inició la empresa con capitales franceses, pero la compañía quebró en… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Panama Canal — ship canal across the Isthmus of Panama, connecting the Caribbean Sea (hence, Atlantic Ocean) and the Pacific Ocean: c. 50.7 mi (82 km) long: see also CANAL ZONE …   English World dictionary

  • Panama Canal — a ↑canal (=artificial river) that connects the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans across the Isthums of Panama, allowing ships to avoid having to sail around the southern part of South America. It opened in 1914, after ten years of building, and is 64… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Panama Canal — The Panama Canal is a man made canal in Panama which joins the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. One of the largest and most difficult engineering projects ever undertaken, it had an enormous impact on shipping between the two oceans, replacing the… …   Wikipedia

  • Panama Canal — a canal extending SE from the Atlantic to the Pacific across the Isthmus of Panama. 40 mi. (64 km) long. * * * Canal of the lake and lock type, Panama. Extending across the Isthmus of Panama, it connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It is… …   Universalium

  • Panama Canal —    An interoceanic waterway across the Panamanian isthmus initially envisaged by Spanish conquerors in the sixteenth century. Between the sixteenth and the twentieth centuries there was an isthmian road that suddenly became vitally important in… …   Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

  • Panamá Canal — Sp Panãmos kanãlas Ap Panamá Canal L Panamos sąsmaukoje, Panama …   Pasaulio vietovardžiai. Internetinė duomenų bazė

  • Panama Canal — noun a ship canal 40 miles long across the Isthmus of Panama built by the United States (1904 1914) • Instance Hypernyms: ↑ship canal, ↑shipway • Part Holonyms: ↑Panama, ↑Republic of Panama …   Useful english dictionary

  • Panama Canal — ship canal connecting the Atlantic and the Pacific across Panama; completed (1914) by the United States on the leased Canal Zone; 40 mi. long …   Webster's Gazetteer

  • Panama Canal — Pan′ama Canal′ n. geg a canal extending SE from the Atlantic to the Pacific across the Isthmus of Panama. 40 mi. (64 km) long …   From formal English to slang


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