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downspout

[ doun-spout ]
/ ˈdaʊnˌspaʊt /
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noun

a pipe for conveying rainwater from a roof or gutter to the ground or to a drain.

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Also called drainspout; British, downpipe.

Origin of downspout

First recorded in 1895–1900; down1 + spout
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How to use downspout in a sentence

  • Mr. Harwood had to put a new downspout on the kitchen; the old one had rusted to pieces.

    A Hoosier Chronicle|Meredith Nicholson

British Dictionary definitions for downspout

downspout
/ (ˈdaʊnˌspaʊt) /

noun

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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