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Entry Word: channel
Function: noun
Text: 1 an open man-made passageway for water <water was drained from the swamp through a specially constructed channel>
Synonyms aqueduct, canal, conduit, flume, raceway, watercourse, waterway
Related Words millrace, millstream; river, rivulet, stream
2 a narrow body of water between two land masses <the world record for swimming the channel between France and Great Britain>
Synonyms narrows, sound, strait
Related Words arm, bay, gulf, inlet; roads, roadstead; reach, stretch
3 a direct way of passing along information or supplies <you need to make arrangements through the proper channels> -- see PIPELINE
4 a long hollow cylinder for carrying a substance (as a liquid or gas) <had to replace the main water channel> -- see PIPE 1