Sidewalk vs Kerb - What's the difference?

sidewalk | kerb |


As nouns the difference between sidewalk and kerb

is that sidewalk is (us) a footpath, usually paved, at the side of a road for the use of pedestrians; a pavement (uk) or footpath (australia); by extension, any paved footpath, even if not located at the side of a road while kerb is (british|au|nz) the edge between the pavement and the roadway, consisting of a line of kerbstones.

As a verb kerb is

(british|transitive) to damage vehicle wheels or tyres by running into or over a pavement kerb.

sidewalk

Noun

(en noun)
  • (US) A footpath, usually paved, at the side of a road for the use of pedestrians; a pavement (UK) or footpath (Australia); by extension, any paved footpath, even if not located at the side of a road.
  • Synonyms
    * (paved footpath)

    See also

    * roadway and verge

    kerb

    English

    Alternative forms

    * curb (US and Canada)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (British, AU, NZ) The edge between the pavement and the roadway, consisting of a line of kerbstones.
  • Derived terms

    * kerby

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (British) To damage vehicle wheels or tyres by running into or over a pavement kerb.
  • Anagrams

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