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Gaillard Cut

[gil-yahrd, gey-lahrd] /gɪlˈyɑrd, ˈgeɪ lɑrd/
noun
1.
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/
noun
1.
the SE section of the Panama Canal, cut through Culebra Mountain. Length: about 13 km (8 miles) Former name Culebra Cut
Word Origin
C19: named after David Du Bose Gaillard (1859–1913), US army engineer in charge of the work
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