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Chunnel

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[chuhn-l] /ˈtʃʌn l/
noun
1.
a railroad tunnel under the English Channel between Great Britain and France, approved for construction in 1986.
Origin of Chunnel
1925-1930
1925-30; blend of channel1 and tunnel
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British Dictionary definitions for Chunnel

Chunnel

/ˈtʃʌnəl/
noun
1.
(informal) a rail tunnel beneath the English Channel, linking England and France, opened in 1994
Word Origin
C20: from Ch(annel) + (t)unnel
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Word Origin and History for Chunnel
n.

1928, a blend of (English) Channel + tunnel (n.).

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