Definition of culvert
1 : a transverse drain
2 : a conduit for a culvert
3 : a bridge over a culvert
Recent Examples of culvert from the Web
This second culvert on Lee Byrd Road is about 1/4 mile north of Bay Creek Road at Big Flat Creek.
Traffic will be shifted soon to the inside (median) while crews finish building the outer parts of the pedestrian culvert.
These conduits facilitate the filling of the lock chambers; water enters at the upper end, or the Salmon Bay side of the culvert, and flows into the locks via drains on each side of the chamber.
The family's lawyers say Hernández was playing with three friends in the 33-foot-wide concrete culvert separating El Paso and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.
That water would flow into the L-29 Canal along Tamiami Trail, under the roadway’s one-mile bridge and through spillways and culverts into Everglades National Park and Florida Bay, which need fresh water.
The culvert replacement is part of the first stage an $8.5 million project to widen and reconstruct Cedar Lake north of Route 120.
Residents are asked to clear debris from culverts and drainage pathways, and to monitor the weather forecast in the coming days through local media outlets.
A portion of Plank Road, in the village of Burlington, will be closed for seven weeks for construction of a culvert to Burlington Creek, according to a Kane County Department of Transportation press release.
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Origin and Etymology of culvert
First Known Use: 1773See Words from the same year
CULVERT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of culvert for English Language Learners
: a drain or pipe that allows water to flow under a road or railroad
CULVERT Defined for Kids
Definition of culvert for Students
: a drain or waterway crossing under a road or railroad
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