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Chunnel

or chun·nel

[ chuhn-l ]
/ ˈtʃʌn l /
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noun
a railroad tunnel under the English Channel between Great Britain and France, approved for construction in 1986.
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Origin of Chunnel

1925–30; blend of channel1 and tunnel
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British Dictionary definitions for Chunnel

Chunnel
/ (ˈtʃʌnəl) /

noun
informal a rail tunnel beneath the English Channel, linking England and France, opened in 1994

Word Origin for Chunnel

C20: from Ch (annel) + (t) unnel
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