from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sewer or drain crossing under a road or embankment.
- n. The part of a road or embankment that passes over such a sewer or drain.
- n. The channel or conduit for such a sewer or drain.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A transverse channel under a road or railway for the draining of water.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A transverse drain or waterway of masonry under a road, railroad, canal, etc.; a small bridge.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An arched or flat-covered drain of brickwork or masonry carried under a road, railroad, canal, etc., for the passage of water.
- False; villainous.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a transverse and totally enclosed drain under a road or railway
Worse, a metal snag in culvert had broken one of the straps.
Neighbors say the culvert is a hazard, and they want the city to make it safer.
A culvert is a covered structure that redirects water flow under a road.
"Why wasn't that so-called culvert built high enough so water doesn't go over the top?" asked Apple Valley resident Joe Monroe.
If you poke around among the shrubs that mask the wall, you will find a kind of culvert -- I suppose to let the water out of the city in heavy rains.
A "culvert" is a bridge of small span giving passage to drainage.
It looks as though our letter settled all chance of selling the kind of culvert it was making, for it immediately quit the campaign for business.
By joining CR4 you can "subscribe" to Re: stilmizhashmi@yahoo. com please specify the what kind of culvert, box culvert? pipe culvert? dimensions? what do you want to calculate? quantity calculations? cost analysis? discharge? if reinforced pipe culvert, what is the standard length you will use?
You form around each end of the culvert and fill it with concrete.
I love beavers, I almost died after getting stuck in a culvert I was cleaning that they had plugged.