waterspout

Definitions of waterspout
  1. noun
    a tornado passing over water and picking up a column of water and mist
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    type of:
    tornado, twister
    a localized and violently destructive windstorm occurring over land characterized by a funnel-shaped cloud extending toward the ground
  2. noun
    a channel through which water is discharged (especially one used for drainage from the gutters of a roof)
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    type of:
    conduit
    a passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass
  3. noun
    a heavy rain
    synonyms: cloudburst, deluge, downpour, pelter, soaker, torrent
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    type of:
    rain, rainfall
    water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere
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