verb (used with object), tun·neled, tun·nel·ing or (especially British) tun·nelled, tun·nel·ling.
verb (used without object), tun·neled, tun·nel·ing or (especially British) tun·nelled, tun·nel·ling.
Origin of tunnel
Examples from the Web for tunnel
The only catch—he never mined a thing and the tunnel led to a scenic ledge.
Over the next 36 years, he would dig a 2,087-foot tunnel that led absolutely nowhere.
After the tunnel was complete, Schmidt went about building a rail line through it.
For years, William Schmidt single-handedly dug a tunnel through a mountain to transport his gold-rush loot.
When the project was completed, Schmidt moved from the tunnel into town.
In a few moments the submarine had climbed back to the level of the tunnel.
The statement may be true; but instead of a cave there is only a tunnel a few rods in length.Archeological Investigations|Gerard Fowke
But it was absolutely necessary, for there was no other plan by which I could tunnel through the tops of the boxes.The Boy Tar|Mayne Reid
It gets its power from the ocean, a tunnel having been dug out under the water and thence upwards so as to cause great pressure.Journeys and Experiences in Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile|Henry Stephens
The Germans had counter-sapped, broken into his tunnel, and exploded a mine there.
British Dictionary definitions for tunnel
verb -nels, -nelling or -nelled or US -nels, -neling or -neled
Derived Formstunneller or US tunneler, noun
Word Origin for tunnel
Medicine definitions for tunnel
Idioms and Phrases with tunnel
see light at the end of the tunnel.