[ hey-pawns-foo t ]
/ ˈheɪˈpɔns fʊt /
an agreement (1901) between the U.S. and Great Britain giving the U.S. the sole right to build a canal across Central America connecting the Atlantic and Pacific.
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Origin of Hay-Pauncefote Treaty
named after J. M. Hay and Julian Pauncefote (1828–1902), English diplomat
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