Gatun Lake


noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for gatun lake

Gatún Lake
/ (Spanish ɡaˈtun) /

noun

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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