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
The vehicle struck a culvert after leaving the interstate, became airborne and overturned, the highway patrol reported.
The county began the H&H study with McCormick Taylor last August to review the 3.7-square-mile watershed, including the flow of water in stream channels and culverts – piping that allows water to flow underground.
The city reports that the contractor this week prepared to accept delivery of 240-feet of 8-foot-by-10-foot box culvert that will placed in the Rattlesnake creek.
Work to replace a culvert underneath State Route 11 in Jeffereson has been postponed until the middle of June.
John F. Sopko reported that the Department of Defense awarded $32 million in contracts for thousands of anti-IED systems, called culvert denial systems, but that hundreds were improperly installed or not installed at all.
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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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