cul-de-sac: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (kul'du-sak', -sak", kool'- Fr. kyd&supschwa-sak'), [key]
— pl. culs-de-sac
- a street, lane, etc., closed at one end; blind alley; dead-end street.
- any situation in which further progress is impossible.
- the hemming in of a military force on all sides except behind.
- a saclike cavity, tube, or the like, open only at one end, as the cecum.
- cul-de-sac (Thesaurus)