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“sewer” in British English

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sewernoun [ 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.
open sewer

a channel for carrying away waste water and waste from the human body that is above the ground and is not covered

(Definition of “sewer” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“sewer” in American English

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sewernoun [ C ]

/ˈsu·ər/

an artificial passage or pipe, usually underground, that carries waste and used water from sinks and toilets away from buildings to a place where they can be safely gotten rid of:

The county is putting in new sewers.

(Definition of “sewer” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)