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kerb

[kurb] /kɜrb/
noun, verb (used with object), British
1.
curb (defs 1, 15).
Can be confused
curb, kerb.
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kerb

/kɜːb/
noun
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
verb
2.
(transitive) to provide with or enclose with a kerb
Word Origin
C17: from Old French courbe bent, from Latin curvus; see curve
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Word Origin and History for kerb
n.

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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