1. [syn: canal boat, narrow boat, narrowboat]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Canal \Ca*nal"\, n. [F. canal, from L. canalis canal, channel;
prob. from a root signifying "to cut"; cf. D. kanaal, fr. the
French. Cf. Channel, Kennel gutter.]
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]
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a long boat that carries freight and is narrow enough to be
used in canals [syn: canal boat, narrow boat,