Chunnel or chun·nel [chuhn-l] Word Origin noun

  1. a railroad tunnel under the English Channel between Great Britain and France, approved for construction in 1986.

Origin of Chunnel 1925–30; blend of channel1 and tunnel British Dictionary definitions for chunnel Chunnel noun

  1. 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) Channel + tunnel (n.).

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