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Definition of the noun Cul-de-sac

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  1. A blind alley or dead end street.
  2. [US]: A circular area at the end of a dead end street to allow cars to turn around, designed so children can play on the street, with little or no through-traffic.
  3. An impasse.
  4. [medicine] A sack-like cavity or tube open at one end only.


  1. "Cul-de-sac" is a 1966 British psychological thriller directed by the Franco-Polish director Roman Polanski. It was his second film in English, written by himself and Gérard Brach.
  2. "Cul-de-sac" is a feature film produced by Ramin Goudarzinejad and Mahshad Torkan, Iranian human rights activists and filmmakers based in London. It premiered on 20 May 2010. The film is focused on the plight of homosexuals — in this case, lesbians — in Iran.
    • also known as Cul-de-sac 2010, Cul de sac
    • country: United Kingdom
    • genre: Drama
    • subject: Lesbian
    • released on (4 years ago)
  3. "Cul-de-sac" a.k.a. "Cul de Sac" is a film, directed by Garrett Scott.
    • country: United States of America
    • language: English Language
    • genres: Documentary film, Crime Fiction
    • released in (13 years ago)
  4. "Cul-de-sac" a.k.a. "Cul de sac" is a 2008 drama thriller film directed by Juan Miguel Sevilla.
    • starring: Sam Milby
    • released on (7 years ago)

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Google previewThe American Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Ophthalmology (1921)

by Casey Albert Wood

reconstructs the lower cul-de-sac by cutaneous autoplasty, modifying Snellen's method, and turning a pedunculated flap of skin from the temporal region over to the lower fornix where its margins are united to those of the lacerated ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - E-Book (2013)

by Mosby

cul-de-sac /kul'd.;sak, kYdesok'/ pl. culs-de-sac, culde-sacs [Fr, bottom of the bag], a blind pouch or cecum, such as the conjunctival cul-de-sac and the dural cul-deSEICS. cul-de-sac of Douglas [James Douglas ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

cul-de-sac of Douglas >-ames Douglas, Scottish anatomist, 1675–1742]. See rectouterine pouch. cul-de-sac resonance, a resonance produced by retraction of the tongue in the oral cavity; the tongue is carried too far ...

Google previewGreen's encyclopedia and dictionary of medicine and surgery (1907)

by John William Ballantyne

When this is present the tears accumulate in the lachrymal sac, and regurgitate into the conjunctival cul-de-sac when pressure is made over the lachrymal sac in a direction backwards, upwards, and inwards. Sometimes the obstruction is ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Local Government Law (1906)

Exclusive of the Metropolis

Cul-de-sac. — It is not essential to the nature of a highway that it should be a thoroughfare, but it must have a public terminus at each end (Young v. Cuthbertson (1854), 1 Macq. H. L. Cas. 455). The terminus may, however, be a cul-de-sac ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Haiti (2012)

by Michael R. Hall

In addition, the company purchased the two railroad lines from Port-au-Prince to Léogâne and Manneville owned by the Compagnie des Chemins de Fer de la Plaine du Cul-de-Sac (CCFPCS). Although HASCO produced sugar for the ...

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I think we all realized that we had really been replicating things that had already been happening. I don't know if we were smart enough to realize that we were in a cul-de-sac, but we were curious. (David Baker)
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