Definitions of tunnel

  1. To make a tunnel ( through).
  2. To form into a tunnel, or funnel, or to form like a tunnel; as, to tunnel fibrous plants into nests.
  3. To catch in a tunnel net.
  4. To make an opening, or a passageway, through or under; as, to tunnel a mountain; to tunnel a river.
  5. To form an underground passage through or under; as, to tunnel a rock, hill, or river.
  6. To make a passage through: to hollow out:- pr. p. tunnelling; pa. t. and pa. p. tunnelled.
  7. To make a tunnel.
  8. force a way through
  9. To form a tunnel under or through; to form like a tunnel; to catch in a tunnel- net.
  10. To form or cut a tunnel through or under; to hollow out in length.
  11. a passageway through or under something, usually underground ( especially one for trains or cars); " the tunnel reduced congestion at that intersection"
  12. 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.
  13. The opening of a chimney for the passage of smoke; a flue; a funnel.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. An underground passage cut through a hill or under a river; as, a railroad tunnel; the shaft of a chimney.
  17. A passage cut through a hill or under a river, etc.
  18. Pipe for pouring liquors into bottles; funnel; artificial underground passage.
  19. An artificial subterranean passageway.
  20. A funnel; a flue.
  21. A broad- mouthed tubular vessel for conveying liquor into casks, & c.; the opening of a chimney for the passage of smoke; a funnel; a subterrsnean artificial passage through a hill or other high ground for a road, railway, or canal.
  22. A vaulted underground passage through a hill or under a river- so called from its resemblance to the interior of a tun or cask.
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