Pronunciation Noun

sewer (plural sewers)

  1. A pipe or system of pipes used to remove human waste and to provide drainage.
Translations Verb

sewer (sewers, present participle sewering; past and past participle sewered)

  1. (transitive) To provide (a place) with a system of sewers.
  • IPA: /ˈsjuːə/

sewer (plural sewers)

  1. (now historical) A servant attending at a meal who is responsible for seating arrangements, serving dishes, etc.
    • 1819, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe:
      While the Saxon was plunged in these painful reflections, the door of their prison opened, and gave entrance to a sewer, holding his white rod of office.
    • 2011, Thomas Penn, Winter King, Penguin, published 2012, page 287:
      His nephew Charles, meanwhile, had grown up in the royal household, working as a sewer, or waiter.
Pronunciation Noun

sewer (plural sewers)

  1. One who sews.
  2. A small tortricid moth, the larva of which sews together the edges of a leaf using silk.
    the apple-leaf sewer, Ancylis nubeculana
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