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Tube vs. Canal

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Tubenoun

Anything that is hollow and cylindrical in shape.

Canalnoun

An artificial waterway or artificially improved river used for travel, shipping, or irrigation.

Tubenoun

An approximately cylindrical container, usually with a crimped end and a screw top, used to contain and dispense semiliquid substances.

‘A tube of toothpaste.’;

Canalnoun

(anatomy) A tubular channel within the body.

Tubenoun

The London Underground railway system, originally referred to the lower level lines that ran in tubular tunnels as opposed to the higher ones which ran in rectangular section tunnels. (Often the tube.)

‘I took the tube to Waterloo and walked the rest of the way.’;

Canalnoun

(astronomy) One of the faint, hazy markings resembling straight lines on early telescopic images of the surface of Mars.

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Tubenoun

A tin can containing beer (or other beverage?).topic=Australian English

Canalverb

To dig an artificial waterway in or to (a place), especially for drainage

Tubenoun

(surfing) A wave which pitches forward when breaking, creating a hollow space inside.

Canalverb

To travel along a canal by boat

Tubenoun

A television. Also, derisively, boob tube. British: telly.

‘Are you just going to sit around all day and watch the tube?’;

Canalnoun

An artificial channel filled with water and designed for navigation, or for irrigating land, etc.

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Tubenoun

(Scotland) Idiot.

Canalnoun

A tube or duct; as, the alimentary canal; the semicircular canals of the ear.

Tubeverb

To supply with, or enclose in, a tube.

‘She tubes lipstick in the cosmetics factory.’;

Canalnoun

A long and relatively narrow arm of the sea, approximately uniform in width; - used chiefly in proper names; as, Portland Canal; Lynn Canal.

Tubeverb

To ride an inner tube.

‘They tubed down the Colorado River.’;

Canalnoun

(astronomy) an indistinct surface feature of Mars once thought to be a system of channels; they are now believed to be an optical illusion

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Tubeverb

To intubate.

‘The patient was tubed.’;

Canalnoun

a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance;

‘the tear duct was obstructed’; ‘the alimentary canal’; ‘poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs’;

Tubenoun

A hollow cylinder, of any material, used for the conveyance of fluids, and for various other purposes; a pipe.

Canalnoun

long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation

Tubenoun

A telescope.

Canalverb

provide (a city) with a canal

Tubenoun

A vessel in animal bodies or plants, which conveys a fluid or other substance.

Canalnoun

an artificial waterway constructed to allow the passage of boats or ships inland or to convey water for irrigation

‘the Oxford Canal’; ‘they travelled on by canal’;

Tubenoun

The narrow, hollow part of a gamopetalous corolla.

Canalnoun

a tubular duct in a plant or animal, serving to convey or contain food, liquid, or air

‘the ear canal’;

Tubenoun

A priming tube, or friction primer. See under Priming, and Friction.

Canalnoun

any of a number of linear markings formerly reported as seen by telescope on the planet Mars.

Tubenoun

A small pipe forming part of the boiler, containing water and surrounded by flame or hot gases, or else surrounded by water and forming a flue for the gases to pass through.

Canal

Canals are waterway channels, or artificial waterways, for water conveyance, or for servicing water transport vehicles. They carry free surface flow under atmospheric pressure, and can be thought of as artificial rivers.

Tubenoun

A more or less cylindrical, and often spiral, case secreted or constructed by many annelids, crustaceans, insects, and other animals, for protection or concealment. See Illust. of Tubeworm.

Tubenoun

A tunnel for a tube railway; also (Colloq.), a tube railway; a subway.

Tubeverb

To furnish with a tube; as, to tube a well.

Tubenoun

conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases

Tubenoun

electronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope

Tubenoun

a hollow cylindrical shape

Tubenoun

(anatomy) any hollow cylindrical body structure

Tubenoun

electric underground railway

Tubeverb

provide with a tube or insert a tube into

Tubeverb

convey in a tube;

‘inside Paris, they used to tube mail’;

Tubeverb

ride or float on an inflated tube;

‘We tubed down the river on a hot summer day’;

Tubeverb

place or enclose in a tube

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