Channel bar, Channel iron(Arch.), an iron bar or beam having a section resembling a flat gutter or channel.Channel bill(Zoöl.), a very large Australian cuckoo (Scythrops Novæhollandiæ.Channel goose. (Zoöl.) See Gannet.

(Chan"nel), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Channeled or Channelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Channeling, or Channelling.]

1. To form a channel in; to cut or wear a channel or channels in; to groove.

No more shall trenching war channel her fields.

2. To course through or over, as in a channel. Cowper.

(Chan"nel*ing), n.

1. The act or process of forming a channel or channels.

2. A channel or a system of channels; a groove.

(Chan"son), n. [F., fr. L. cantion song. See Cantion, Canzone.] A song. Shak.

(||Chan`son*nette") n.; pl. Chansonnettes [F., dim. of chanson.] A little song.

These pretty little chansonnettes that he sung.

(Chant) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chanted; p. pr. & vb. n. Chanting.] [F. chanter, fr. L. cantare, intens. of canere to sing. Cf. Cant affected speaking, and see Hen.]

1. To utter with a melodious voice; to sing.

The cheerful birds . . . do chant sweet music.

(||Chank") n. [Skr. çankha. See Conch.] (Zoöl.) The East Indian name for the large spiral shell of several species of sea conch much used in making bangles, esp. Turbinella pyrum. Called also chank shell.

(Chan"nel) n. [OE. chanel, canel, OF. chanel, F. chenel, fr. L. canalis. See Canal.]

1. The hollow bed where a stream of water runs or may run.

2. The deeper part of a river, harbor, strait, etc., where the main current flows, or which affords the best and safest passage for vessels.

3. (Geog.) A strait, or narrow sea, between two portions of lands; as, the British Channel.

4. That through which anything passes; means of passing, conveying, or transmitting; as, the news was conveyed to us by different channels.

The veins are converging channels.

At best, he is but a channel to convey to the National assembly such matter as may import that body to know.

5. A gutter; a groove, as in a fluted column.

6. pl. [Cf. Chain wales.] (Naut.) Flat ledges of heavy plank bolted edgewise to the outside of a vessel, to increase the spread of the shrouds and carry them clear of the bulwarks.

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