The definition of culvert is a tunnel or a drain under a road or a railway that carries a stream or drainage from one side to the other.noun
A tunnel under the Reading Railroad that a stream flows through is an example of a culvert.
Culvert is defined as to channel or direct a stream or drainage through a tunnel under a road or railway.verb
When you build an enclosed tunnel under Reading Railroad to force a stream to pass underneath the railroad, this is an example of when you culvert the stream.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: late 18th-c. < ?
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- A sewer or drain crossing under a road or embankment.
- a. The part of a road or embankment that passes over such a sewer or drain.b. The channel or conduit for such a sewer or drain.
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