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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.]
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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]
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cul•vert

(ˈkʌl vərt)

n.
a drain or channel crossing under a road, sidewalk, etc.; sewer; conduit.
[1765–75; orig. uncertain]
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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
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culvert

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

culvert

[ˈkʌlvət] Nalcantarilla f (debajo de una carretera)
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culvert

[ˈkʌlvərt] ncaniveau m
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culvert

nunterirdischer Kanal, (Abwasser)kanal m; (for cables) → Kabeltunnel m
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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. Nearer, I distin- guished the green slime of ditches mixing with the pale drab of dried clay and shiny, coaly patches.
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.
The water was now high in the streams, squirting through the weirs, and tinkling under culverts; the smallest gullies were all full; there was no taking short cuts anywhere, and foot-passengers were compelled to follow the permanent ways.
This research on scour in bottomless culverts revealed that the maximum scour depth, measured at the corners of the culvert, was always greater than the computed equilibrium depth, regardless of which equations for representative velocity and critical velocity were used.
Regarding "Culvert Crossings" in your March/April 2007 issue, I would like to suggest that adding an anti-vortex device on the inflow of the culvert will allow it to carry full capacity.
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