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cul-de-sac

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

Alley, lane, passage, street, etc., closed at one end, with no exit except the entrance.

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cul-de-sac

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

Alley, lane, passage, street, etc., closed at one end, with no exit except the entrance.

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cul-de-sac

James Stevens Curl.

in A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 16 words.

Alley, lane, passage, street, etc., closed at one end, with no exit except the entrance.

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cul-de-sac

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 11 words.

is pronounced kul-duh-sak and should be printed in roman type.

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cul-de-sac

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 17 words.

Pronounced /ˈkʌldәˌsak/ or /ˈkʊl-/ and print in roman. Plural culs-de-sac (pronounced the same as the singular).

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✳culs-de-sac

Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 3 words.

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cul-de-sac

Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 17 words.

Pl. cul-de-sacs—not ✳culs-de-sac (a common variant until about 1940). See plurals (b).

Current ratio: 4:1

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cul-de-sac

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 60 words.

• ransack • knapsack • Barsac • Cossack • Husák • woolsack • rucksack • cul-de-sac • haversack • hard

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cul-de-sac

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 60 words.

• ransack • knapsack • Barsac • Cossack • Husák • woolsack • rucksack • cul-de-sac • haversack • hard

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cul-de-sac

Edited by Robert Allen.

in Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 11 words.

is pronounced kul-dǝ-sak and should be printed in roman type.

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cul-de-sac

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 19 words.

(anat.) vessel, etc., open at only one end XVIII; blind alley XIX. — F., lit. ‘bottom of the sack’.

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