noun sew·er \ˈsü-ər, ˈsr\

Definition of SEWER

:  a medieval household officer often of high rank in charge of serving the dishes at table and sometimes of seating and tasting

Origin of SEWER

Middle English, from Anglo-French asseour, literally, seater, from Anglo-French asseer to seat — more at assize
First Known Use: 14th century


noun sew·er \ˈsō-ər\

Definition of SEWER

:  one that sews

First Known Use of SEWER

14th century

Rhymes with SEWER


noun sew·er \ˈsü-ər, ˈsr\

Definition of SEWER

:  an artificial usually subterranean conduit to carry off sewage and sometimes surface water (as from rainfall)

Origin of SEWER

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from assewer, essiver to drain, from Vulgar Latin *exaquare, from Latin ex- + aqua water — more at island
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Civil Engineering Terms

asphalt, ballast, barrage, cantilever, infrastructure, sluice


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