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Definition of "culvert" [cul•vert]

  • A sewer or drain crossing under a road or embankment. (noun)
  • The part of a road or embankment that passes over such a sewer or drain. (noun)
  • The channel or conduit for such a sewer or drain. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "culvert" in a sentence
  • "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."