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Tunnel meaning

tunnel - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. A vessel with a broad mouth at one end, a pipe or tube at the other, for conveying liquor, fluids, etc., into casks, bottles, or other vessels; a funnel.
  2. 2. The opening of a chimney for the passage of smoke; a flue; a funnel.
  3. 3. An artificial passage or archway for conducting canals or railroads under elevated ground, for the formation of roads under rivers or canals, and the construction of sewers, drains, and the like.
  4. 4. To form into a tunnel, or funnel, or to form like a tunnel; as, to tunnel fibrous plants into nests.
  5. 5. To catch in a tunnel net.
  6. 6. To make an opening, or a passageway, through or under; as, to tunnel a mountain; to tunnel a river.
  7. 7. A level passage driven across the measures, or at right angles to veins which it is desired to reach; - distinguished from the drift, or gangway, which is led along the vein when reached by the tunnel.
  8. 8. Pipe for pouring liquors into bottles; funnel; artificial underground passage.
  9. 9. To make a passage or tunnel through.

tunnel - examples of usage

  1. When the tunnel under the English Channel is completed, it will be a great question how to get air to breathe in the middle of it. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
  2. Like I went through a dark tunnel and came out the other side. - "Syndrome", Thomas Hoover.
  3. Like the white tunnel drawing you in? - "Syndrome", Thomas Hoover.
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