Definition of channel :
1. A gutter; a groove, as in a fluted column.
2. A strait, or narrow sea, between two portions of lands; as, the British Channel.
3. Flat ledges of heavy plank bolted edgewise to the outside of a vessel, to increase the spread of the shrouds and carry them clear of the bulwarks.
4. That through which anything passes; means of passing, conveying, or transmitting; as, the news was conveyed to us by different channels.
5. The deeper part of a river, harbor, strait, etc., where the main current flows, or which affords the best and safest passage for vessels.
6. The hollow bed where a stream of water runs or may run.
7. To course through or over, as in a channel.
8. To form a channel in; to cut or wear a channel or channels in; to groove.
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conduit (part of speech: noun)
groove (part of speech: verb)
- As a British admiral said two hundred years ago, " It is better to be alarmed now, as I am, than next summer when the French fleet may be in the Channel." - "Lessons of the war with Spain and other articles", Alfred T. Mahan.
- To add to my misery, I could easily imagine the laugh that would go up on the other side of the Channel when the trick that had been played upon me became known. - "My Strangest Case", Guy Boothby.
- It looked as if the pilot were following a channel, for the wash of the sea on hidden shoals began to rise from both sides. - "The Coast of Adventure", Harold Bindloss.