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downcomer

[doun-kuhm-er] /ˈdaʊnˌkʌm ər/
noun
1.
a pipe, tube, or passage for conducting fluid materials downward.
Origin of downcomer
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70; down1 + comer
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  • But I dreaded to be found eating, alone in that vast room, by the first downcomer.

    Seven Men Max Beerbohm
British Dictionary definitions for downcomer

downcomer

/ˈdaʊnˌkʌmə/
noun
1.
a pipe that connects a cistern to a WC, wash basin, etc Also called downcome
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