[ hey-pawns-foot ]
/ ˈheɪˈpɔns fʊt /
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an agreement (1901) between the United States and Great Britain giving the United States the sole right to build a canal across Central America connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
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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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How to use Hay-Pauncefote Treaty in a sentence
The Hay-Pauncefote Treaty would be executed as amended and no one would care a fig whether it was in its original form or not.Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie|Andrew Carnegie
In the Hay-Pauncefote Treaty there is no specific reference to fortification.The Panama Canal|J. Saxon Mills
After a short series of negotiations he succeeded in having passed and ratified by both countries the Hay-Pauncefote treaty.The Panama Canal|Duncan E. McKinlay