Gaillard Cut

[ gil-yahrd, gey-lahrd ]

noun
  1. former name of Culebra Cut.

Origin of Gaillard Cut

1
Named after Colonel David Du Bose Gaillard (1859–1913), U.S. Army engineer

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Gaillard Cut

/ (ɡɪlˈjɑːd, ˈɡeɪlɑːd) /


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

Origin of Gaillard Cut

1
C19: named after David Du Bose Gaillard (1859–1913), US army engineer in charge of the work

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