What does the word channel mean?

Usage examples for channel

  1. I think I was in the channel, though. – Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates by Howard I. Pyle
  2. The channel runs that way, you know. – An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad
  3. On the other hand, I have known many captains who, directly their ship had left the narrow waters of the Channel, would disappear from the sight of their ship's company altogether for some three days or more. – The Mirror of the Sea by Joseph Conrad