There are 2 definitions of sewer in English:

sewer1

Line breaks: sewer
Pronunciation: /ˈsuːə
 
, ˈsjuːə
 
/

noun

  • An underground conduit for carrying off drainage water and waste matter.
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    • A common problem is the unlawful channelling of storm water drainage into the sewer system.
    • Also, a licensed plumber may be required to attach your pipes to the public sewer line and water supply.
    • They climbed down the ladder and stood in the shallow waters of the sewer.

Origin

Middle English (denoting a watercourse to drain marshy land): from Old Northern French seuwiere 'channel to drain the overflow from a fish pond', based on Latin ex- 'out of' + aqua 'water'.

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There are 2 definitions of sewer in English:

sewer2

Line breaks: sewer
Pronunciation: /ˈsəʊə
 
/

noun

  • A person that sews.
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    • Irene Caldwell is the company's costume designer who works with a small group of budding sewers.
    • Margaret was also a great sewer and dress-maker, a craft at which she excelled in her younger years.
    • An enthusiastic crafter and home sewer since childhood, Jane Schenck has a long and varied career in the home sewing industry.

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