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Definition of "curb" []

  • A concrete border or row of joined stones forming part of a gutter along the edge of a street. (noun)
  • An enclosing framework, such as that around a skylight. (noun)
  • A raised margin along an edge used to confine or strengthen. (noun)
  • Something that checks or restrains: High interest rates put a curb on spending. (noun)
  • A chain or strap that passes under a horse's lower jaw and serves in conjunction with the bit to restrain the horse. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "curb" in a sentence
  • "Kicking Charlie Crist to the curb is the dumbest move the GOP has made."
  • "Each grout line in between tiles on a curb is a place for water to penetrate."
  • "Roger went and got what he called a curb-bit, and almost in"