cul-de-sac definition

  • noun:
    • A dead-end street.
    • An impasse: "it was the cul-de-sac the entire year kept operating myself toward: both women and men would often be at odds” ( Philip Weiss).
    • Anatomy A saclike cavity or tube available only at one end.
    • A blind alley or dead end street.
    • A circular location at the end of a-dead end road allowing cars to show around, created so children can play on the road, with little or no through-traffic.
    • An impasse.
    • A sack-like hole or pipe available at one end just.
    • A passage with just one outlet, as a street closed at one end; a blind street; for this reason, a trap.
    • a posture which an army locates it self without way of exit but towards the front side.
    • Any bag-shaped or tubular hole, vessel, or organ, open only at one end.
    • A street or alley with no socket at one end; a blind street; an easy method or passage that leads nowhere.
    • especially In anatomy and zoology, a diverticulum ending blindly; a cæcum or blind gut; some tubular, saccular, or pouch-like part open just at one end.
    • An inconclusive debate.
    • Milit., the situation in which an army locates itself if it is hemmed in and has no exit but because of the front.
    • a passage with access only at one end
    • a street with only 1 way in or out
    • A dead-end street.
    • An impasse: "This was the cul-de-sac the year kept operating myself toward: men and women would often be at odds” ( Philip Weiss).
    • physiology A saclike cavity or pipe available just at one end.
    • A blind street or dead end road.
    • A circular location after a dead end road to allow cars to show around, created so young ones can use the street, with little to no or no through-traffic.
    • An impasse.
    • A sack-like cavity or tube open at one end just.
    • A passage with only 1 socket, as a street closed at one end; a blind street; thus, a trap.
    • a position by which an army locates it self without any means of exit but towards the front.
    • Any bag-shaped or tubular hole, vessel, or organ, available only at one end.
    • A street or street with no outlet at one end; a blind street; a way or passageway that leads no place.
    • particularly In anatomy and zoology, a diverticulum closing blindly; a cæcum or blind gut; some tubular, saccular, or pouch-like part available just at one end.
    • An inconclusive argument.
    • Milit., the specific situation where an army discovers itself when it's hemmed-in and it has no exit but by the front side.
    • a passage with access only at one end
    • a street with just one method in or out

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