Definition of storm sewer in English:

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storm sewer

Pronunciation: /ˈstôrm ˌso͞oər/


North American
A sewer built to carry away excess water in times of heavy rain.
Example sentences
  • They pinpointed homes with toilets connected to storm sewers instead of sanitary sewers.
  • Adding an 8 x 8-ft box culvert storm sewer cost developers $25 million.
  • Despite city promises going back 50 years, there were no storm sewers, sidewalks, or curbs in the neighborhood.

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Syllabification: storm sew·er

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