There are 2 main definitions of sewer in English:

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sewer 1

Line breaks: sewer
Pronunciation: /ˈsuːə/

noun

An underground conduit for carrying off drainage water and waste matter.
Example sentences
  • 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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  • This initially meant a watercourse to drain marshy land. The source is Old Northern French seuwiere ‘channel to drain the overflow from a fish pond’, based on Latin ex- ‘out of’ and aqua ‘water’. Sewage, developed from sewer in the mid 19th century.

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sewer 2 Line breaks: sewer
Pronunciation: /ˈsəʊə/

noun

A person that sews.
Example sentences
  • 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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