waterspout

See also: water spout

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EtymologyEdit

water +‎ spout

NounEdit

waterspout (plural waterspouts)

  1. A whirlwind that forms over water, not associated with a mesocyclone of a thunderstorm (contrary to a true tornado).
  2. A true tornado that passes over a body of water.
  3. A channel through which water is discharged, especially from the gutters of a roof.

QuotationsEdit

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.

HypernymsEdit

(windstorm):

Related termsEdit

Coordinate termsEdit

(windstorm):

See alsoEdit

(windstorm):

(water discharge channel):

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