Crossword clues for tunnel
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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Adit \Ad"it\, n. [L. aditus, fr. adire, ?aitum, to go to; ad + ire to go.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 15c., "funnel-shaped net for catching birds," from Middle French tonnelle "net," or tonel "cask," diminutive of Old French tonne "tun, cask for liquids," possibly from the same source as Old English tunne (see tun).\n
\nSense of "tube, pipe" (1540s) developed in English and led to sense of "underground passage" (1660s). This sense subsequently has been borrowed into French (1878). The earlier native word for this was mine (n.). Meaning "burrow of an animal" is from 1873. Tunnel vision first recorded 1912. The amusement park tunnel of love is attested from 1911 (in reference to New York's Luna Park). The figurative light at the end of the tunnel has been seen since 1882.\n\nThe "Tunnel of Love," an attraction found at many amusement parks, has been responsible for a surprising number of proposals. In this and similar devices, couples are allowed to drift through dark or semi-dark underground caverns, usually in a boat or gondola borne on an artificial stream of water. ... Their dim interiors often give a bashful young man the opportunity to propose.
["The American Magazine," July 1922]
"excavate underground," 1795, from tunnel (n.). From 1570s as "furnish with a tunnel." Related: Tunneled; tunneling.
n. 1 An underground or underwater passage. 2 A passage through or under some obstacle. 3 A hole in the ground made by an animal, a burrow. 4 (context computing networking English) A wrapper for a protocol that cannot otherwise be used because it is unsupported, blocked, or insecure. 5 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. 6 The opening of a chimney for the passage of smoke; a flue. 7 (context mining English) 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. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To make a tunnel through or under something, to burrow. 2 (context intransitive English) To make a tunnel.
n. a passageway through or under something, usually underground (especially one for trains or cars); "the tunnel reduced congestion at that intersection"
a hole in the ground made by an animal for shelter [syn: burrow]
v. move through by or as by digging; "burrow through the forest" [syn: burrow]
force a way through
A tunnel is an underground or underwater passageway, dug through the surrounding soil/earth/rock and enclosed except for entrance and exit, commonly at each end. A pipeline is not a tunnel, though some recent tunnels have used immersed tube construction techniques rather than traditional tunnel boring methods.
A tunnel may be for foot or vehicular road traffic, for rail traffic, or for a canal. The central portions of a rapid transit network are usually in tunnel. Some tunnels are aqueducts to supply water for consumption or for hydroelectric stations or are sewers. Utility tunnels are used for routing steam, chilled water, electrical power or telecommunication cables, as well as connecting buildings for convenient passage of people and equipment.
Secret tunnels are built for military purposes, or by civilians for smuggling of weapons, contraband, or people. Special tunnels, such as wildlife crossings, are built to allow wildlife to cross human-made barriers safely.
A tunnel is an underground passage such as:
Tunnel or Tunnels may also refer to:
Tunnel was a nightclub in New York City, located at 220 Twelfth Avenue, in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, in the Terminal Warehouse Company Central Stores Building, which is now part of the West Chelsea Historic District. It operated from 1986 to 2001.
Tunnel is Buckethead's third album under the name Death Cube K (an anagram for Buckethead) and the first to not feature Bill Laswell. Instead, it is one of the first collaborations of Buckethead and keyboardist Travis Dickerson. The album was released on July 10, 1999 by TDRS music and co-produced by Dickerson.
Tunnel is a 2014 Nigerian drama film directed by Stanlee Ohikhuare and starring Nse Ikpe Etim, Femi Jacobs, Waje Iruobe and Lepacious Bose. The film tells a story on the life and struggles of a young pastor and his journey to ultimate fulfillment.
Usage examples of "tunnel".
The third and fourth humans on the island had tried to find their privacy as far from the abo village and the tunnel pool as possible.
Panting, Abrim tried to brace himself against the smooth tunnel wall, but the low-friction coating defeated him and he began to slide slowly backward.
I They secured the end of the rope to one of the poles wedged like an anchor in the opening of the tunnel that led to the crystal cavern, and Craig abseiled down the rope to the water at the bottom of the shaft once more.
They walked through the tunnels, Azareel leading and Acies in the back.
The aeration was fairly good, because there was a sort of tunnel running out.
The journey took several minutes even at a sprint, through sunken tunnels and window-lined connecting bridges, up and down grilled ramps, through ponderous internal airlocks and sweltering aeroponics labs, taking this detour or that to avoid a blown bubble or failed airlock.
People afoot pushing out of the tunnel behind him shoved them aside, but he just stared, too.
Keebes led the way up the ladder to the middle level and aft, to a large watertight hatch that led through a long tunnel.
Without stopping to shut the hatch Sai climbed through and ran along the tight tunnel leading to the aft compartment, and felt the deck tilt as the ship turned at high speed.
Forgotten because it seemed to be between the forward and aft compartments, but other than the one tunnel going through it there was no access to the space.
Pacino began to make his way aft to the shielded tunnel, unplugging and re plugging his mask every forty feet until he was in maneuvering.
Access fore and aft is through a shielded tunnel, since anyone inside the compartment when the reactor is critical would be dead within a minute from the intense radiation.
An automatic rheostat must have been mounted to the speaker, for the volume rose steadily, until the noise of the storm wind filled the office, a blast of rushing airlike the sounds of an experimental wind tunnel at maximum velocity.
On the way, Alameda turned around and smiled at him, and the expression on her face startled him so severely that he tripped on the step-off pad of the hatch to the special operations compartment tunnel, catching himself on the hatch opening.
Captain Catardi was blown into Pacino, then slid past Alameda down the inclined tunnel deck back toward the hatch opening.