Gaillard Cut

[ gil-yahrd, gey-lahrd ]
/ gɪlˈyɑrd, ˈgeɪ lɑrd /
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former name of Culebra Cut.
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Origin of Gaillard Cut

Named after Colonel David Du Bose Gaillard (1859–1913), U.S. Army engineer

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British Dictionary definitions for Gaillard Cut

Gaillard Cut
/ (ɡɪlˈjɑːd, ˈɡeɪlɑːd) /

the SE section of the Panama Canal, cut through Culebra Mountain. Length: about 13 km (8 miles)Former name: Culebra Cut

Word Origin for Gaillard Cut

C19: named after David Du Bose Gaillard (1859–1913), US army engineer in charge of the work
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