Chunnel or chun·nel [chuhn-l] Word Origin noun
- a railroad tunnel under the English Channel between Great Britain and France, approved for construction in 1986.
Origin of Chunnel 1925–30; blend ofand British Dictionary definitions for chunnel Chunnel noun
- informal a rail tunnel beneath the English Channel, linking England and France, opened in 1994
Word Origin for Chunnel C20: from Ch (annel) + (t) unnel Word Origin and History for chunnel Chunnel n.
1928, a blend of (English)+ (n.).