noun, plural culs-de-sac [kuhlz-duh-sak, -sak, koo lz-; French kyduh-sak] /ˈkʌlz dəˈsæk, -ˌsæk, ˈkʊlz-; French küdəˈsak/.
Origin of cul-de-sac
Examples from the Web for cul-de-sac
In other words, Todd Akin did not stumble his way into his cul-de-sac.Akin's Abortion View: More Widespread in GOP Than You Think|David Frum|August 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
On the set, a hole was dug in the middle of a cul-de-sac, surrounded by dilapidated clay houses overlooking a shady canyon.
A magic kingdom, if you will, but within driving distance of your cul-de-sac.
The last time, however, he dropped down in a narrow place that formed quite a cul-de-sac, and right in front of Tom Tully.In the King's Name|George Manville Fenn
In the "cul-de-sac Dauphin" against the church walls the "young bronze Artillery Officer" set his guns.The Churches of Paris|S. Sophia Beale
Generalship was given the go-by on both sides, the cul-de-sac of San Jacinto being closed at both ends.
Mark Twain never completed these fancies precisely, one can only suppose, because they invariably led into this cul-de-sac.The Ordeal of Mark Twain|Van Wyck Brooks
His first house was in the Cul-de-sac Ttebout, near the Boulevards.
British Dictionary definitions for cul-de-sac
noun plural culs-de-sac or cul-de-sacs
Word Origin for cul-de-sac
Word Origin and History for cul-de-sac
1738, as an anatomical term, from French cul-de-sac, literally "bottom of a sack," from Latin culus "bottom" (for second element, see sack (n.1)). Application to streets and alleys is from 1800.