waterspout

[ waw-ter-spout, wot-er- ]
/ ˈwɔ tərˌspaʊt, ˈwɒt ər- /

noun

Also called rainspout. a pipe running down the side of a house or other building to carry away water from the gutter of the roof.
a spout, duct, or the like, from which water is discharged.
a funnel-shaped or tubular portion of a cloud over the ocean or other body of water that, laden with mist and spray, resembles a solid column of water reaching upward to the cloud from which it hangs.Compare tornado(def 1).

Origin of waterspout

1350–1400; 1730–40 for def 3; Middle English; see water, spout
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British Dictionary definitions for waterspout

waterspout
/ (ˈwɔːtəˌspaʊt) /

noun

meteorol
  1. a tornado occurring over water that forms a column of water and mist extending between the surface and the clouds above
  2. a sudden downpour of heavy rain
a pipe or channel through which water is discharged, esp one used for drainage from the gutters of a roof
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