culvert

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 /ˈkʌlvət/



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
cul•vert /ˈkʌlvɚt/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]

    Civil Engineeringa drain or channel crossing under a road, sidewalk, etc.;
    sewer.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
cul•vert  (kulvərt), 
n. 

    Civil Engineeringa drain or channel crossing under a road, sidewalk, etc.;
    sewer;
    conduit.
Etymology:
  • origin, originally uncertain 1765–75


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

culvert /ˈkʌlvət/ n
  1. a drain or covered channel that crosses under a road, railway, etc
  2. a channel for an electric cable
Etymology: 18th Century: of unknown origin



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