Canal Zone


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Ca·nal Zone

 (kə-năl′) also Pan·a·ma Canal Zone (păn′ə-mä′)
Abbr. CZ
A strip of land, about 16 km (10 mi) wide, across the Isthmus of Panama. Formerly administered by the United States for the operation of the Panama Canal, it was turned over to Panama in 1979.

Canal Zone

n
(Placename) a former administrative region of the US, on the Isthmus of Panama around the Panama Canal: bordered on each side by the Republic of Panama, into which it was incorporated in 1979. Also called: Panama Canal Zone

Canal′ Zone`


n.
a zone in central Panama, including the Panama Canal: governed by the U.S. 1903–1979; partial control of the zone was returned to Panama, entire control to be returned by 2000; ab. 10 mi. (16 km) wide; excludes the cities of Panama and Colón. Abbr.: CZ, C.Z.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Canal Zone - a zone consisting of a strip of land across the Isthmus of Panama that contains the Panama CanalCanal Zone - a zone consisting of a strip of land across the Isthmus of Panama that contains the Panama Canal
Panama, Republic of Panama - a republic on the Isthmus of Panama; achieved independence from Colombia in 1903
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We will be visiting Cairo and staying at a hotel in Ismailia overlooking Lake Timsa, and visiting other places in the canal zone.
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