a drain or channel crossing under a road, sidewalk, etc.; sewer; conduit.
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How to use culvert in a sentence
The embankment had few culverts, severely cutting water flow from one side of the embankment to the other.
The fee we charge to maintain our pipes, culverts, drains and treatment facilities hasn’t been updated in almost 25 years, and as a result, we’ve fallen far behind on critically needed improvements to protect our beaches and waterways.
Lora is also looking for funds to surround the culvert with a large fence that curves at the top.
Pennsylvania State Police tried to stop the vehicle, and shortly afterward it veered off the road, struck a culvert and came to a stop in a grassy area in Smithburg, Md.Ex-Baltimore County officer, two daughters and woman found dead in car | news services and staff reports | November 19, 2021 | Washington Post
Near Amsterdam, for example, engineers have built extra culverts into some of the dikes meant to protect the city from storm surges, planning for a future where extra pump stations would need them to face a rising ocean.U.S. Civil Engineers Bent the Rules to Give New Orleans Extra Protection from Hurricanes. Those Adjustments Might Have Saved the City During Ida | Alejandro de la Garza | September 2, 2021 | Time
She was driving to meet a reporter waiting in an Oklahoma City motel when she crashed into the concrete wing wall of a culvert.Edward Snowden’s Whistleblowing Saga Mirrors the Karen Silkwood Case | Richard Rashke | July 2, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
A culvert packed with explosives presents a particularly dangerous and challenging problem.
A "culvert" is a bridge of small span giving passage to drainage.
"I don't know—I couldn't see—we ran into a culvert," replied Maud.Wayside Courtships | Hamlin Garland
There was a shrieking streak of white and he disappeared under a culvert.Jane Journeys On | Ruth Comfort Mitchell
By these hornbeam trees a little streamlet flows out from the copse and under the road by a culvert.The Hills and the Vale | Richard Jefferies
Under the natural culvert, formed by the trunk fallen across, they cast their lines, using flies from their hook.The Ranger Boys and the Border Smugglers | Claude A. Labelle
British Dictionary definitions for culvert
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
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