Meaning of Gaillard Cut

Gail•lard' Cut'

Pronunciation: (gil-yärd', gā'lärd), [key]
  1. an artificial cutting in the Panama Canal Zone, NW of the city of Panama: excavated for the Panama Canal. 8 mi. (13 km) long. Formerly,
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