downcomer

[ doun-kuhm-er ]
/ ˈdaʊnˌkʌm ər /

noun

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

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Origin of downcomer

First recorded in 1865–70; down1 + comer
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Example sentences 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
/ (ˈdaʊnˌkʌmə) /

noun

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