First recorded in 1765–75; origin uncertain (Source: dictionary.com)
Late 18th century of unknown origin. (Source: lexico.com)
Definitions of Culvert
- a drain or channel crossing under a road, sidewalk, etc.; sewer; conduit.
- a drain or covered channel that crosses under a road, railway, etc
- a channel for an electric cable
- a tunnel through which water is pumped into or out of a dry dock
- A tunnel carrying a stream or open drain under a road or railway.
- Channel (a stream or drain) through a culvert.
- : a transverse drain
- : a conduit for a culvert
- : a bridge over a culvert
Example sentences for Culvert
- She was driving to meet a reporter waiting in an Oklahoma City motel when she crashed into the concrete wing wall of a culvert.
- A culvert packed with explosives presents a particularly dangerous and challenging problem.
- It was the culvert, of course; it had broken down, and lucky I was that the ditch underneath was shallow.
- Houses were demolished, swept from their foundations and carried in the flood to a culvert near the town.
- There were the hatches, there was the culvert; they could see the pebbly bed of the stream through the pellucid water.
- From each mixer a track led out over the culvert form and a track along the top of this form ran the full length of the culvert.
- This is to prevent the end of the culvert from becoming choked with earth and to retain the roadway at the culvert.
Related words & Synonyms
cum grano salis
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