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/gɪlˈyɑrd, ˈgeɪ lɑrd/
an artificial cutting in the Panama Canal Zone, NW of the city of Panama: excavated for the Panama Canal. 8 miles (13 km) long.
named after Col. D. DuB.
(1859-1913), U.S. Army engineer
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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the SE section of the Panama Canal, cut through Culebra Mountain. Length: about 13 km (8 miles)
C19: named after David Du Bose
(1859–1913), US army engineer in charge of the work
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