Gaillard Cut


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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.

Gaillard Cut

(ɡɪlˈjɑːd; ˈɡeɪlɑːd)
n
(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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In this May 1997 file photo, a ship passes through the narrowest part of the canal known as both the Culebra and Gaillard Cut.
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Three locks raised our little vessel 88 feet, and we sailed through the narrow Gaillard Cut, passing big freighters that looked like steel cliffs, almost within spitting distance.