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Definition of "sewer" []

  • An artificial, usually underground conduit for carrying off sewage or rainwater. (noun)
  • A medieval servant who supervised the serving of meals. (noun)
  • One that sews: a sewer of fine clothing. (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 "sewer" in a sentence
  • "Or, if the sewer pipes in the walls of the house, or in the ground under the cellar, are not properly trapped and guarded, _sewer gas_ may escape into the house from them, and this also is most unwholesome, and even dangerous."
  • "Sometimes it is just trash, though, gathered along the curbside or stuffed in sewer grates."
  • "Water/sewer is different in each "zona" -- I live in the high-rate zone."