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ˈkʌl vərtCULVERT

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. culvert(noun)

    a transverse and totally enclosed drain under a road or railway


  1. culvert(Noun)

    A transverse channel under a road or railway for the draining of water.

  2. Origin: Obscure, possibly dialect or related to the name of the long-forgotten inventor, or possibly from French couvert ("covered"), although couvert cannot be used in the same way, and the introduction of an l to make the English word is difficult to explain.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Culvert(noun)

    a transverse drain or waterway of masonry under a road, railroad, canal, etc.; a small bridge

  2. Origin: [Prob. from OF. coulouere, F. couloir, channel, gutter, gallery, fr. couler to flow. See Cullis.]


  1. Culvert

    A culvert is a drain or pipe that allows water to flow under a road, railroad, trail, or similar obstruction. Culverts differ from bridges mainly in size and construction. Culverts are generally smaller than bridges, ranging from 0.3-metre pipes to larger reinforced concrete structures. Culverts are typically surrounded by soil. For legal purposes in the United States, structures with total spans under 20 feet are considered culverts, and longer structures are bridges. When boxes or pipes are placed side-by-side to create a width of greater than twenty feet, the culvert is defined as a bridge in the United States. This is a requirement of the federal bridge inspection standards and ensures that the culvert is inspected on a regular basis.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Culvert

    kul′vėrt, n. an arched channel of masonry for carrying water beneath a road, railway, &c. [Perh. from Fr. couler, to flow—L. colāre.]

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How to say CULVERT in sign language?

  1. culvert


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of CULVERT in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of CULVERT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of CULVERT in a Sentence

  1. Agent Stephen Garland:

    I think we ran into a culvert.

  2. Brandon Judd:

    We sent agents out to the scene where Agent Martinez was found and measured to see how far off the shoulder was to the pavement, then to the grass and culvert.

  3. Jeb Bush:

    This administration has gotten really hyperactive in expanding dramatically what the definition of federal waters are. To get a permit to put a culvert in for your field? Or to get a permit for a drainage ditch or a drainage pond? they impose their will top down.

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