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Definition of the noun chunnel

What does chunnel mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: chunnels

  1. the railroad tunnel between France and England under the English Channel
    • example: The Chunnel was closed due to severe weather conditions.
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of chunnel: Channel Tunnel
    • instance of: railroad tunnel = a tunnel through which the railroad track runs

Alternative definition of the noun chunnel

proper noun

  1. [informal] The Channel Tunnel.

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Google previewSpectrum Science, Grade 6 (2014)

by Spectrum

The Chunnel is a 31mile long rail tunnel that lies below the English Channel and connects England and France. It cost $16 billion to build, and took 13,000 workers seven years to complete. There are two tubes for rail traffic and a third, smaller ...

Google previewLinguistics for Everyone: An Introduction (2012)

by Kristin Denham, Anne Lobeck

Some proper nouns do take determiners, however: The Chunnel is an amazing innovation. The New York Mets played a game yesterday. The English determiner system is therefore very complex, and a full description of it (if we could even ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Tourism (2002)

by Jafar Jafari

Chunnel. The Chunnel is a railway tunnel below the English Channel, connecting Folkestone in England to Calais in France, making possible non-stop rail service between London and Paris. The Chunnel, one of the most important tourism ...

Google previewThe Literary Channel (2009)

The Inter-National Invention of the Novel by Margaret Cohen, Carolyn Dever

The Chunnel is a comparable symbol, an image of superior ...

Google previewEngland (2004)

A Question and Answer Book by Michael Dahl

The Chunnel is a railway tunnel ...

Google previewDiscover Geography Class - 8 (revised) (2006)

by Jaya Balagopal

The chunnel is a submarine tunnel that connects Dover and England to Calais in France. 12. The capitals of Europe are linked by airways. There are Trans-Arctic air routes that follow great circle routes to U.S.A. and Canada to shorten the ...

Google previewScience, Grade 6 (2012)

by Spectrum

The Chunnel is a 31mile long rail tunnel that lies below the English Channel and connects England and France. It cost $16 billion to build, and took 13,000 workers seven years to complete. There are two tubes for rail traffic and a third, smaller ...

Google previewFun in Europe (2002)

A Travel Guide for Grown-Ups! by Ramona John

The Chunnel is a fun experience. The trip takes about three hours. Both first and second-class seats are available and the trains run several times daily. Waterloo Station in London is the arrival and departure point for Eurostar trains. To make ...

Google previewThe World Without Us (2007)

by Alan Weisman

The Chunnel is a true wonder of our times, and, at a cost of $2 1 billion, also the most expensive construction project ever conceived until China began damming several rivers at once. Protected by its buried bed of marl, it has one of the best ...

Google previewEngland For Dummies (2008)

by Donald Olson

The Eurostar Chunnel trains arrive from Paris and Brussels at St. Pancras/King's Cross. (The Chunnel is the tunnel beneath the English Channel.) ...

Google previewThe American Heritage Abbreviations Dictionary (2002)

A Practical Compilation of Today's Acronyms and Abbreviations

International Airport chug chug-a-lug Chunnel [English] Channel Tunnel chutist parachutist Ci cirrus; curie CI certificate of ...

Google previewSupply Chain and Transportation Dictionary (2012)

by Joseph L. Cavinato

CHUNNEL See CHANNEL TUNNEL, colloquial term for it. CHUTE Inclined trough used to ...

Google previewLexique, Syntaxe et Lexique-Grammaire / Syntax, Lexis & Lexicon-Grammar (2004)

Papers in honour of Maurice Gross by Christian Leclère, Éric Laporte, Mireille Piot, Max Silberztein

apres moi le deluge: Apres le Chunnel, le deluge [ref. to anticipated tourist influx] After us that shower takes over [joke translation in retirement speech] Apres the bonfire came le deluge [ref. to financial success of film 'Bonfire of the Vanities'] ...

Google previewDictionary for Air Travel and Tourism Activities: Over 7,100 Terms on Airlines (2008)

by Homero E. Martinez

Chunnel (Tourism): The term is an abbreviation ...

Google previewDictionary Visions, Research and Practice (2007)

Selected papers from the 12th International Symposium on Lexicography, Copenhagen 2004 by Henrik Gottlieb, Jens Erik Mogensen

Chunnel. One has also to consider the time frame when reversing dictionaries. As language is in a state of flux, ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Historical and Comparative Linguistics (2000)

by Robert Lawrence Trask

More recent examples include Chunnel (Channel plus tunnel), skyjack (sky plus hijack) and pulsar (pulse plus quasar). Note that, in some of these, one element remains intact. The process of forming a blend is blending (or amalgamation), ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2006)

by Elizabeth Knowles

Chunnel from the late 1920s, a humorous name for the projected CHANNELTunnel. church a building used for public Christian worship. Also (with upper case initial) a particular Christian organization, typically one with its own clergy, ...

Google previewModern Dictionary Of Tourism (2002)

by Karan Raj

fruit pudding, cooked by steaming, served with brandy butter sauce Chunnel. the Channel Tunnel, a tunnel for trains under the English Channel, linking England and France Civil Aviation Department. The Civil Aviation Department, a part of ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Phonetics and Phonology (2004)

by R.L. Trask

chunnel (channel plus tunnel). See Bauer (1983) for ...

Google previewNew Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2012)

by Oxford University Press

Chunnel, funnel, gunnel, gunwale, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Grammatical Terms in Linguistics (2013)

by R.L. Trask

chunnel (channel plus tunnel). See Bauer (1983) for discussion .

Google previewDictionary of English Spelling (2005)

by Martin H. Manser

fool chunk solid piece; lump chunky Chunnel (informal) the Channel Tunnel church place for public, esp.

Google previewDictionary of Transport Logistics (2005)

by David Lowe

Chunnel Slang term for the Channel Tunnel* ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Architectural and Engineering Feats (2001)

by Donald Langmead, Christine Garnaut

The Channel Tunnel— popularly called “the Chunnel”—provides a railroad connection between Britain and France under the Dover Strait and is one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects ever undertaken in Europe, among the great ...

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Scrabble value of C3H4U1N1N1E1L1

The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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