Gatún Lake


Also found in: Encyclopedia.

Ga·tún Lake

 (gə-to͞on′, gä-)
An artificial lake of central Panama formed by the impounding of the Chagres River. It is a major link in the Panama Canal system.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Gatún Lake

(Spanish ɡaˈtun)
n
(Placename) a lake in Panama, part of the Panama Canal: formed in 1912 on the completion of the Gatún Dam across the Chagres River. Area: 424 sq km (164 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

Gatun′ Lake′

(gɑˈtun)
n.
an artificial lake in central Panama, forming part of the Panama Canal: created by a dam (Gatun′ Dam′) across the Chagres River. 164 sq. mi. (425 sq. km).
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.