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Gail·lard Cut(gĭl-yärd′, gā′lärd′) Formerly Cu·le·bra Cut (ko͞o-lā′brə)
An excavation, about 13 km (8 mi) long and averaging 14 m (45 ft) deep, through Culebra Mountain, a hill in the Canal Zone, Panama. The cut forms the southeast section of the Panama Canal.
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Gaillard Cut(ɡɪlˈjɑːd; ˈɡeɪlɑːd)
(Placename) the SE section of the Panama Canal, cut through Culebra Mountain. Length: about 13 km (8 miles). Former name: Culebra Cut
[C19: named after David Du Bose Gaillard (1859–1913), US army engineer in charge of the work]
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