Chunnel

Chunnel

[chuhn-l]
noun
a railroad tunnel under the English Channel between Great Britain and France, approved for construction in 1986.
Also, chunnel.


Origin:
1925–30; blend of channel1 and tunnel

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Chunnel (ˈtʃʌnəl)
 
n
informal a rail tunnel beneath the English Channel, linking England and France, opened in 1994
 
[C20: from Ch(annel) + (t)unnel]

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Chunnel
1928, a blend of (English) Channel and tunnel.
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Chunnel
[English] Channel Tunnel
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