culvert culvert  /ˈkəl vərt/


  • (n) a transverse and totally enclosed drain under a road or railway


  1. The men bunched up on a hillside before the culvert and each one paused to get at a distance from the man ahead of him.
  2. We found him lying by the culvert with a black look on his face.
  3. The hole that created the new spill was located at one of dozens of caribou-crossing sites, where the pipeline is tucked in a culvert that helped shield the leak from view.


  1. Underwater weekend: Blocked culvert floods portion of Hedge Road

    A blocked storm culvert beneath the end of the Old Colony rail line in North Plymouth flooded a section of Hedge Road over the weekend, stranding residents in one nearby condominium complex and flooding basements in another.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Old Colony Memorial & Plymouth Bulletin

  2. Culvert work to shut down two highways

    County highway workers will close two highways early next week while they replace culverts under the roads.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Wausau Daily Herald

  3. Parish Council updated on bridge-to-culvert program

    Surveying for the bridge-to-culvert program is complete, Director of Public Works Leo Lucchesi said during the Parish Council meeting Monday.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Daily News

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