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Meaning of CULVERT

Pronunciation:  'kulvurt

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a transverse and totally enclosed drain under a road or railway

CULVERT is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: drain, drainpipe, waste pipe



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cul"vert\ (k?l"v?rt), n. [Prob. from OF. coulouere, F.
couloir, channel, gutter, gallery, fr. couler to flow. See
A transverse drain or waterway of masonry under a road,
railroad, canal, etc.; a small bridge.

Biology Dictionary
  1. Buried pipe structure that allows streamflow or road drainage to pass under a road.
  2. A large-diameter pipe used to transport water under a roadway or through a levee, or a buried cement channel used to transport water a long distance through an urban area.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: aqueduct, arroyo, bed, canal, creek bed, donga, dry bed, flume, gulch, gully, gullyhole, headrace, irrigation ditch, nullah, race, river bed, riverway, runnel, sluice, spillbox, spillway, stream bed, streamway, swash, swash channel, tailrace, wadi, water carrier, water channel, water furrow, water gap, water gate, watercourse, waterway, waterworks