Gaillard Cut

Gaillard Cut

[gil-yahrd, gey-lahrd]
noun
an artificial cutting in the panama canal Zone, NW of the city of Panama: excavated for the Panama Canal. 8 miles (13 km) long.
Formerly Culebra Cut.


Origin:
named after Col. D. DuB. Gaillard (1859–1913), U.S. Army engineer

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Gaillard Cut (ɡɪlˈjɑːd, ˈɡeɪlɑːd)
 
n
Former name: Culebra Cut the SE section of the Panama Canal, cut through Culebra Mountain. Length: about 13 km (8 miles)
 
[C19: named after David Du Bose Gaillard (1859--1913), US army engineer in charge of the work]

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