downcomer

[doun-kuhm-er]
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noun

a pipe, tube, or passage for conducting fluid materials downward.

Nearby words

  1. downbeat,
  2. downburst,
  3. downcast,
  4. downcastly,
  5. downcome,
  6. downcourt,
  7. downcurved,
  8. downcycle,
  9. downdraft,
  10. downdraught

Origin of downcomer

First recorded in 1865–70; down1 + comer

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Examples from the Web for downcomer

  • 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

noun

a pipe that connects a cistern to a WC, wash basin, etcAlso called: downcome
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