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culvert

noun cul·vert \ˈkəl-vərt\

: a drain or pipe that allows water to flow under a road or railroad

Full Definition of CULVERT

1
:  a transverse drain
2
:  a conduit for a culvert
3
:  a bridge over a culvert
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Origin of CULVERT

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1773

Other Civil Engineering Terms

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CULVERT Defined for Kids

culvert

noun cul·vert \ˈkəl-vərt\

Definition of CULVERT for Kids

:  a drain or waterway crossing under a road or railroad

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