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 ?
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.
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.
His nose has been broken at some time or other, and is arched like a culvert now.
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.
There were many creeks in this mountainous region, and it was necessary to cross Muddy Creek, Green Creek, and others, upon culverts.
Kenya Railways has attributed collapse of SGR culvert in Mai Mahiu to an "abnormal strong wind".
Meeting was further apprised about the completed projects including Design of Cell Box Culvert, SR (East), F-7/3 - Design of Five Cell Box Culvert, G-10 - Design of Two Cell Box Culvert, SR (W), G-10/2 - Design of Single Box Culvert SR-N, D-12 - Design of Two Cell Box Culvert Near RD-1300 From Quaid-e-Azam University to Bhara Kahu - Design of Widening / Rehabilitation of Link Road Between Margallah Town Bhara Kahu - Design of Widening / Rehabilitation of Link Road between Margalla Town Phase-I and II near R.
The objective of the project was to ram a 72-inch steel casing over the existing 60-inch CMP culvert, then remove the culvert and leave the casing in place, and repeat the process for the other culvert.
THIS dramatic picture shows the battle to free a horse from a moorland culvert.