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Definition of Tunnel

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Adit Ad"it, n. [L. aditus, fr. adire, ?aitum, to go to; ad + ire to go.] 1. An entrance or passage. Specifically: The nearly horizontal opening by which a mine is entered, or by which water and ores are carried away; -- called also drift and tunnel. 2. Admission; approach; access. [R.] Yourself and yours shall have Free adit. --Tennyson.
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Tunnel Tun"nel, n. . [F. tonnelle a semicircular, wagon-headed vault, a tunnel net, an arbor, OF. also tonnel; dim. of tonne a tun; -- so named from its resemblance to a tun in shape. See Ton.] 1. A vessel with a broad mouth at one end, a pipe or tube at the other, for conveying liquor, fluids, etc., into casks, bottles, or other vessels; a funnel. 2. The opening of a chimney for the passage of smoke; a flue; a funnel. And one great chimney, whose long tunnel thence The smoke forth threw. --Spenser. 3. An artificial passage or archway for conducting canals or railroads under elevated ground, for the formation of roads under rivers or canals, and the construction of sewers, drains, and the like. 4. (Mining) A level passage driven across the measures, or at right angles to veins which it is desired to reach; -- distinguished from the drift, or gangway, which is led along the vein when reached by the tunnel. Tunnel head (Metal.), the top of a smelting furnace where the materials are put in. Tunnel kiln, a limekiln in which coal is burned, as distinguished from a flame kiln, in which wood or peat is used. Tunnel net, a net with a wide mouth at one end and narrow at the other. Tunnel pit, Tunnel shaft, a pit or shaft sunk from the top of the ground to the level of a tunnel, for drawing up the earth and stones, for ventilation, lighting, and the like.
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Tunnel Tun"nel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tunneledor Tunnelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Tunneling or Tunnelling.] 1. To form into a tunnel, or funnel, or to form like a tunnel; as, to tunnel fibrous plants into nests. --Derham. 2. To catch in a tunnel net. 3. To make an opening, or a passageway, through or under; as, to tunnel a mountain; to tunnel a river.

Meaning of Tunnel from wikipedia

- not a tunnel, though some recent tunnels have used immersed tube construction techniques rather than traditional tunnel boring methods. A tunnel may be...
- The Channel Tunnel (French: Le tunnel sous la Manche; also nicknamed the Chunnel) is a 50.45-kilometre (31.35 mi) railway tunnel that connects Folkestone...
- Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a medical condition due to compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist at the carpal tunnel. The main...
- The Tunnel may refer to: Der Tunnel (novel), 1913 German novel by Bernhard Kellermann El Túnel (The Tunnel), 1948 novel by Ernesto Sábato "The Tunnel" (short...
- Tunnel vision is the loss of peripheral vision with retention of central vision, resulting in a constricted circular tunnel-like field of vision. Tunnel...
- body, the carpal tunnel or carpal canal is the p****ageway on the palmar side of the wrist that connects the forearm to the hand. The tunnel is bounded by...
- Karnaphuli Tunnel (Bengali: কর্ণফুলী সুড়ঙ্গ) is an under-construction underwater expressway tunnel in the port city of Chittagong, Bangladesh under the...
- A tunnel diode or Esaki diode is a type of semiconductor diode that has effectively "negative resistance" due to the quantum mechanical effect called tunneling...
- The tarsal tunnel is found along the inner leg posterior to the medial malleolus. The tarsal tunnel is made up of bone on the inside and the flexor retinaculum...
- A tunnel boring machine (TBM), also known as a "mole", is a machine used to excavate tunnels with a circular cross section through a variety of soil and...
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