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cul-de-sac



Pronunciation: (kul'du-sak', -sak", kool'-; Fr. kydu-sak'), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/cul-de-sac.html on line 79 [key]
n.,
pl. culs-de-sacPronunciation: (kulz'du-sak', -sak", koolz'-; Fr. kydu-sak'). Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/cul-de-sac.html on line 101 [key]

1. a street, lane, etc., closed at one end; blind alley; dead-end street.
2. any situation in which further progress is impossible.
3. the hemming in of a military force on all sides except behind.
4. Anat.a saclike cavity, tube, or the like, open only at one end, as the cecum.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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