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Meaning of CUL-DE-SAC

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a street with only one way in or out
  2. [n]  a passage with access only at one end

CUL-DE-SAC is a 10 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: blind alley, cul, dead end, dead-end street, impasse
 See Also: passage, thoroughfare



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cul`-de-sac"\ (ku`de-s?k" or kul`de-s?k"), n.; pl.
{Culs-de-sac} (ku`- or kulz`-). [ F., lit., bottom of a bag.]
1. A passage with only one outlet, as a street closed at one
   end; a blind alley; hence, a trap.

2. (Mil.) a position in which an army finds itself with no
   way of exit but to the front.

3. (Anat.) Any bag-shaped or tubular cavity, vessel, or
   organ, open only at one end.

Biology Dictionary
  1. A French term meaning "dead end" or "blind alley."
  2. In women, a pouch located at the bottom of the abdominal cavity between the uterus and rectum.