cul-de-sac


cul–de–sac

noun \ˈkəl-di-ˌsak, ˈkl-; ˌkəl-di-ˈ, ˌkl-\

: a street that is designed to connect to another street only at one end

plural culs–de–sac \ˈkəl(z)-, ˈkl(z)-, ˌkəl(z)-, ˌkl(z)-\ also cul–de–sacs \-ˌsaks, -ˈsaks\

Full Definition of CUL-DE-SAC

1
:  a blind diverticulum or pouch
2
:  a street or passage closed at one end

Origin of CUL-DE-SAC

French, literally, bottom of the bag
First Known Use: 1738

cul–de–sac

noun \ˈkəl-di-ˌsak, ˈkl-; ˌkəl-di-ˈ, ˌkl-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural culs–de–sac \ˈkəl(z)-, ˈkl(z)-, ˌkəl(z)-, ˌkl(z)-\ also cul–de–sacs \-ˌsaks, -ˈsaks\

Medical Definition of CUL–DE–SAC

1
: a blind diverticulum or pouch; also : the closed end of such a pouch

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