1. One who sews, or stitches.
2. Zool. A small tortricid moth whose larva sews together the edges of a leaf by means of silk; as, the apple-leaf sewer (Phoxopteris nubeculana)
Sew·er n. A drain or passage to carry off water and filth under ground; a subterraneous channel, particularly in cities.
Sew·er, n. Formerly, an upper servant, or household officer, who set on and removed the dishes at a feast, and who also brought water for the hands of the guests.
Then the sewer
Poured water from a great and golden ewer,
That from their hands to a silver caldron ran. --Chapman.
n 1: a waste pipe that carries away sewage or surface water [syn:
2: someone who sews; "a sewer of fine gowns"
3: misfortune resulting in lost effort or money; "his career
was in the gutter"; "all that work went down the sewer";
"pensions are in the toilet" [syn: gutter, toilet]