Gatun Lake

  1. an artificial lake in the Canal Zone, forming part of the Panama Canal: created by the Gatun dam. 164 sq. mi. (425 sq. km).

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How to use Gatun Lake in a sentence

  • The regulation of the water level in Gatun Lake is no small task, for the Chagres is one of the world's moodiest streams.

    The Panama Canal | Frederic Jennings Haskin
  • Gates six and seven are now closed, and the water allowed to fill the third lock until we are up to the level of Gatun Lake.

    The Panama Canal | Frederic Jennings Haskin
  • There are three pairs of these locks and they lift the vessel to Gatun Lake, which is eighty-five feet above sea level.

    Birdseye Views of Far Lands | James T. Nichols
  • The water fills the lock through openings in the floor, and the water itself comes from Gatun Lake.

  • The waters of Gatun Lake were rushing to regain the freedom denied them by the building of the locks.

British Dictionary definitions for Gatún Lake

Gatún Lake

/ (Spanish ɡaˈtun) /

  1. a lake in Panama, part of the Panama Canal: formed in 1912 on the completion of the Gatún Dam across the Chagres River. Area: 424 sq km (164 sq miles)

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