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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Caledo′nian Canal′(n.)

  1. a canal in N Scotland, extending NE from the Atlantic to the North Sea. 60½ mi. (97 km) long.

    Category: Geography (places)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Caledonian Canal(noun)

    a canal in northern Scotland that links North Sea with the Atlantic Ocean; runs diagonally between Moray Firth at the northeastern end and Loch Linnhe at the southwestern end; now little used

Freebase

  1. Caledonian Canal

    The Caledonian Canal is a canal in Scotland that connects the Scottish east coast at Inverness with the west coast at Corpach near Fort William. It was constructed in the early nineteenth century by engineer Thomas Telford, and is a sister canal of the Göta Canal in Sweden, also constructed by Telford.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Caledonian Canal

    a canal across the NW. of Scotland, executed by Telford, for the passage of ships between the Atlantic and the North Sea, 60 m. long, 40 m. of which consist of natural lakes; begun 1803, finished 1823; cost £1,300,000; has 28 locks; was constructed for the benefit of coasting vessels to save the risks they encountered in the Pentland Firth.

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