Examples from the Web for waterspout
One night in the summer of 1749, a waterspout appeared in the Mediterranean Sea just off the coast of Italy.
The Hebrew word for “waterspout,” as used in the book of Psalms, could also be translated as “waterfall.”
Summoned to investigate the waterspout, Father Ruder set to work at once.
Bindle's remark was like a shot fired at a waterspout, Mrs. Bindle's wrath burst its bounds and engulfed him.Mrs. Bindle|Hebert Jenkins
The officers on the bridge were looking after the waterspout, and very carefully at that.The Battleship Boys in Foreign Service|Frank Gee Patchin
The waterspout, traveling with the speed of an express train, bore down upon me.Swept Out to Sea|W. Bertram Foster
The creek had risen suddenly without warning, probably from a waterspout or heavy rains in the mountains.The Life of Isaac Ingalls Stevens, Volume II (of 2)|Hazard Stevens
She dropped her wool and sat on the waterspout, and tried to understand things.Idle Ideas in 1905|Jerome K. Jerome
British Dictionary definitions for waterspout
- a tornado occurring over water that forms a column of water and mist extending between the surface and the clouds above
- a sudden downpour of heavy rain