culvert

(redirected from culverted)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Financial, Encyclopedia.
Related to culverted: pipe culvert

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 periodicals archive ?
Eight years ago, the Environment Agency built a new trash screen on Lady Park Burn to stop debris building up and blocking the burn where it is culverted to go under a road.
This stopped the culverted part of the burn from getting blocked, which could have caused flooding to businesses in Team Valley retail park, the A1 and properties in Lady Park.