Gaillard Cut

[ gil-yahrd, gey-lahrd ]
/ 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.

Origin of Gaillard Cut

named after Col. D. DuB. Gaillard (1859–1913), U.S. Army engineer
Formerly Culebra Cut. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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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