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English definition of “sewer”

sewer

noun [C] uk   /sʊər/ us    /ˈsuː.ɚ/
a large pipe, usually underground, that is used for carrying waste water and human waste away from buildings to a place where they can be safely got rid of: a sewer pipe A complicated system of sewers runs under the city.Plumbing and pipes and sewage open sewer a channel for carrying away waste water and waste from the human body that is above the ground and is not coveredPlumbing and pipes and sewage
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