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Kiel Canalalso Nord-Ost·see Ka·nal (nört-ôst′zā kä-näl′)
A canal, 98 km (61 mi) long, of northern Germany connecting the North Sea with the Baltic Sea. Built (1887-1895) to facilitate movement of the German fleet, it was widened and deepened from 1907 to 1914.
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a canal in N Germany, connecting the North and Baltic seas. 61 mi. (98 km) long.
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