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An underground rail tunnel that runs below the English Channel and connects Great Britain and France.


(Railways) informal a rail tunnel beneath the English Channel, linking England and France, opened in 1994
[C20: from Ch(annel) + (t)unnel]


or chun′nel

(ˈtʃʌn l)

a railroad tunnel under the English Channel between England and France.
[1925–30; b. channel1 and tunnel]
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Noun1.Chunnel - the railroad tunnel between France and England under the English Channelchunnel - the railroad tunnel between France and England under the English Channel


[ˈtʃʌnl] N (hum) → túnel m bajo el Canal de la Mancha


n (inf)Kanaltunnel m
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