Origin of culvert
Examples from the Web for culvert
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|DAILY BEAST
A culvert packed with explosives presents a particularly dangerous and challenging problem.
It was the culvert, of course; it had broken down, and lucky I was that the ditch underneath was shallow.Over Prairie Trails|Frederick Philip Grove
Houses were demolished, swept from their foundations and carried in the flood to a culvert near the town.The Johnstown Horror|James Herbert Walker
There were the hatches, there was the culvert; they could see the pebbly bed of the stream through the pellucid water.Life's Little Ironies|Thomas Hardy
From each mixer a track led out over the culvert form and a track along the top of this form ran the full length of the culvert.Concrete Construction|Halbert P. Gillette
This is to prevent the end of the culvert from becoming choked with earth and to retain the roadway at the culvert.American Rural Highways|T. R. Agg
British Dictionary definitions for culvert
Word Origin for culvert
Word Origin and History for culvert
1773, origin unknown, perhaps, as Weekley suggests, the name of a long-forgotten engineer or bridge-builder.