a rolled steel or iron shape having a U-shaped cross section, with two narrower sides at right angles to a broader one.
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- channel bass,
- channel captain,
- channel catfish,
- channel country,
- channel islands,
- channel surfing,
- channel tunnel,
Origin of channel iron
First recorded in 1885–90
Also called channel bar.
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a rolled-steel bar with a U-shaped cross sectionSometimes shortened to: channel
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