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noun, verb (used with object) British.
  1. curb(defs 1, 15).
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Can be confusedcurb kerb
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Examples from the Web for kerbed

Historical Examples

  • The promenade is kerbed by a massive sea wall of limestone, and here and there flights of stone steps lead to the water's edge.

    Ireland as It Is

    Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)

British Dictionary definitions for kerbed


US and Canadian curb

  1. a line of stone or concrete forming an edge between a pavement and a roadway, so that the pavement is some 15 cm above the level of the road
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  1. (tr) to provide with or enclose with a kerb
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Word Origin

C17: from Old French courbe bent, from Latin curvus; see curve
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Word Origin and History for kerbed



1660s, a variant of curb (q.v.). The preferred British English spelling in certain specialized senses, especially "edging of stone on a pavement" (1805).

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