Synonyms and related words:
aqueduct, arroyo, bed, canal, creek bed, donga, dry bed, flume, gulch, gully, gullyhole, headrace, irrigation ditch, nullah, race, river bed, riverway, runnel, sluice, spillbox, spillway, stream bed, streamway, swash, swash channel, tailrace, wadi, water carrier, water channel, water furrow, water gap, water gate, watercourse, waterway, waterworks

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  • Culvert — Cul vert (k?l v?rt), n. [Prob. from OF. coulouere, F. couloir, channel, gutter, gallery, fr. couler to flow. See {Cullis}.] A transverse drain or waterway of masonry under a road, railroad, canal, etc.; a small bridge. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • culvert — (n.) 1773, origin unknown, perhaps, as Weekley suggests, the name of a long forgotten engineer or bridge builder …   Etymology dictionary

  • culvert — [n] ditch for flow of water canal, channel, conduit, drain, duct, gutter, pipe, watercourse; concept 509 …   New thesaurus

  • culvert — ► NOUN ▪ a tunnel carrying a stream or open drain under a road or railway. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • culvert — [kul′vərt] n. [late 18th c. < ?] a conduit, esp. a drain, as a pipelike construction of stone, concrete, or metal, that passes under a road, railroad track, footpath, etc. or through an embankment …   English World dictionary

  • Culvert — A large stone culvert (1888–89) in Blackwater Canyon, West Virginia. The structure formerly supported a railroad. A culvert is a device used to channel water. It may be used to allow water to pass underneath a road, railway, or embankment.… …   Wikipedia

  • culvert — noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1773 1. a transverse drain 2. a conduit for a culvert 3. a bridge over a culvert …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • culvert — UK [ˈkʌlvə(r)t] / US [ˈkʌlvərt] noun [countable] Word forms culvert : singular culvert plural culverts a very wide pipe that carries water under a road or railway line …   English dictionary

  • culvert — noun A transverse channel under a road or railway for the draining of water. A raft of twigs stayed upon a stone, suddenly detached itself, and floated towards the culvert …   Wiktionary

  • culvert — [[t]kʌ̱lvə(r)t[/t]] culverts N COUNT A culvert is a water pipe or sewer that crosses under a road or railway …   English dictionary

  • culvert — noun they were concerned with the foul smell from the water in the culvert Syn: channel, conduit, watercourse, trough; drain, gutter, ditch …   Thesaurus of popular words

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