Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An irregular occasional spelling of curb, v., 4, and n., 3.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun See curb.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun UK, New Zealand The edge between the pavement and the roadway, consisting of a line of kerbstones.
  • verb UK To damage vehicle wheels or tyres by running into or over a pavement kerb.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)

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Examples

  • A blow to the head was deemed the cause, but exactly how was never established; a kerb from a fall?

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  • At the kerb was a Rolls-Royce with gold-plated fittings.

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  • A stone "kerb," or banquette, ran around one portion of the wall.

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  • - Types of escorts and unsafe methods such as kerb crawling, phonebox cards etc

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  • (I talked like a fool, I know; it was like asking a casual wayfarer in East Ham whether that by the kerb is the Moscow express.

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  • On all three walls the shafts in this storey stand on a kind of kerb or parapet, which is interrupted in the middle of each bay, and the stilt of the round arch is treated almost like a classical entablature, and has a moulding or cornice above it, while the uppermost part of the wall is thickened, thereby necessitating over each bay a comprising arch, which on the north wall is round, but on the other walls follows the shape of the three sub-arches, and forms a kind of upper order to them.

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  • Note also the placement of the Foster's (or, as they call it in Australia, "breakfast), which as you can see has been "kicked to the curb" (or, as they call it in Australia, the "kerb").

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  • I agree it is an awful corner but from the photo you took it seems like the lorry had cut the corner too tightly in any event (he was going to 'kerb' it from the looks of thinsg.

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  • I agree it is an awful corner but from the photo you took it seems like the lorry had cut the corner too tightly in any event (he was going to 'kerb' it from the looks of thinsg.

    London SE1 community website

  • I agree it is an awful corner but from the photo you took it seems like the lorry had cut the corner too tightly in any event (he was going to 'kerb' it from the looks of thinsg.

    London SE1 community website

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