culvert

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noun cul·vert \ˈkəl-vərt\

Definition of culvert

  1. 1 :  a transverse drain

  2. 2 :  a conduit for a culvert

  3. 3 :  a bridge over a culvert

Origin and Etymology of culvert

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1773

Other Civil Engineering Terms


CULVERT Defined for English Language Learners

culvert

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noun cul·vert \ˈkəl-vərt\

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

culvert

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noun cul·vert \ˈkəl-vərt\

Definition of culvert for Students

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


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