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culvert

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noun cul·vert \ˈkəl-vərt\

Simple Definition of culvert

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

Full Definition of culvert

  1. 1 :  a transverse drain

  2. 2 :  a conduit for a culvert

  3. 3 :  a bridge over a culvert

Origin of culvert

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1773

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CULVERT Defined for Kids

culvert

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noun cul·vert \ˈkəl-vərt\

Definition of culvert

  1. :  a drain or waterway crossing under a road or railroad




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