waterspout

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

water +‎ spout

Noun[edit]

waterspout (plural waterspouts)

  1. A tornado that occurs over a body of water.
  2. A channel through which water is discharged, especially from the gutters of a roof.

Quotations[edit]

water tornado
  • 1922, Katherine Mansfield, At The Bay [1]
    Stanley turned over on his back and kicked with his legs till he was a living waterspout.

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