downspout

[doun-spout]

Origin of downspout

First recorded in 1895–1900; down1 + spout
Also called drainspout; British, downpipe.
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British Dictionary definitions for downspout

downspout

noun
  1. US and Canadian a pipe for carrying rainwater from a roof gutter to the ground or to a drainAlso called: drainpipe, (in Britain and certain other countries) downpipe
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Word Origin and History for downspout
n.

1896, from down (adv.) + spout (n.).

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