Definitions for cul de sac

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word cul de sac

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cul, cul de sac, dead end(noun)

    a passage with access only at one end

  2. blind alley, cul de sac, dead-end street, impasse(noun)

    a street with only one way in or out


  1. Cul-de-sac

    A cul-de-sac /ˈkʌldəsæk/, dead end, closed, no through road, a close, no exit or court is a street with only one inlet/outlet. While historically built for other reasons, one of its modern uses is to calm vehicle traffic.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sir Barnett Cocks:

    A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled.

Images & Illustrations of cul de sac

Translations for cul de sac

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for cul de sac »


Find a translation for the cul de sac definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these cul de sac definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"cul de sac." STANDS4 LLC, 2016. Web. 9 Feb. 2016. < de sac>.

Are we missing a good definition for cul de sac? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for cul de sac:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.