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.
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After a moth was given four minutes to taste the sweet stuff, it was attracted to the new smell when sent into the tunnel 15 minutes later, even when neither the sugar water nor the visual cue of the artificial flower was present.This moth may outsmart smog by learning to like pollution-altered aromas|Carmen Drahl|September 11, 2020|Science News
At least 60% of the world’s supply comes from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, mostly from small-scale miners using handheld tools to dig ore from pits and tunnels.Can Tesla help solve one of the thorniest ethical problems with electric vehicles?|Tim McDonnell|September 10, 2020|Quartz
His new model—incorporating tree forts, climbing poles, tunnels, sand areas, and water—became a prototype for playgrounds around the country.
Like building underground car tunnels and sending private rockets to Mars, this Musk-backed endeavor is incredibly ambitious, but it builds on years of research into brain-machine interfaces.Elon Musk is one step closer to connecting a computer to your brain|Rebecca Heilweil|August 28, 2020|Vox
These tunnels, or wormholes, would offer a shortcut between two distant sites in space and time or between two different universes.
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 forms of tunneltunneller or US tunneler, noun
Word Origin for tunnel
Medical definitions for tunnel
Idioms and Phrases with tunnel
see light at the end of the tunnel.