culvert


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cul·vert

 (kŭl′vərt)
n.
1. A sewer or drain crossing under a road or embankment.
2.
a. The part of a road or embankment that passes over such a sewer or drain.
b. The channel or conduit for such a sewer or drain.

[Origin unknown.]

culvert

(ˈkʌlvət)
n
1. (Civil Engineering) a drain or covered channel that crosses under a road, railway, etc
2. (Electronics) a channel for an electric cable
3. (Civil Engineering) a tunnel through which water is pumped into or out of a dry dock
[C18: of unknown origin]

cul•vert

(ˈkʌl vərt)

n.
a drain or channel crossing under a road, sidewalk, etc.; sewer; conduit.
[1765–75; orig. uncertain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.culvert - a transverse and totally enclosed drain under a road or railwayculvert - a transverse and totally enclosed drain under a road or railway
drainpipe, waste pipe, drain - a pipe through which liquid is carried away

culvert

noun drain, channel, gutter, conduit, watercourse The bomb was hidden in a culvert under a road.
Translations
siltarumpu

culvert

[ˈkʌlvət] Nalcantarilla f (debajo de una carretera)

culvert

[ˈkʌlvərt] ncaniveau m

culvert

nunterirdischer Kanal, (Abwasser)kanal m; (for cables) → Kabeltunnel m
References in classic literature ?
It had always been my custom to stand when in his presence; even at the council board, except upon those rare occasions when the sitting was a very long one, extending over hours; then I had a trifling little backless thing which was like a reversed culvert and was as comfortable as the toothache.
As I drew nearer I perceived he was dressed in clothes as dusty and filthy as my own; he looked, indeed, as though he had been dragged through a culvert.
About a mile up the road we came across our artilleryman sitting very stiffly on the edge of a culvert with a greasy handkerchief on his knees.
He paddled along swiftly till he came to a culvert, and dropped behind it, his chin on a level with the coping-stone.
This is more like Mahbub,' thought Kim, as the beast shied at the little head above the culvert.
The horse was reined back almost on its haunches, and forced towards the culvert.
His nose has been broken at some time or other, and is arched like a culvert now.
There were many creeks in this mountainous region, and it was necessary to cross Muddy Creek, Green Creek, and others, upon culverts.
Each multi-plate culvert was 90-feet long with dimensions of 13.
I look forward to water once again flowing through the entire length of the culvert, enabling the pumping equipment to be removed.
September 25 saw the fourth flood to hit the Mill Vale estate following the collapse of a section of culvert beneath Millfield Lane in May.
THIS dramatic picture shows the battle to free a horse from a moorland culvert.