waterspout

Primary Meanings of waterspout

1.
n
a tornado passing over water and picking up a column of water and mist
2.
n
a heavy rain
Full Definitions of waterspout
1

n a tornado passing over water and picking up a column of water and mist

Type of:
tornado, twister
a localized and violently destructive windstorm occurring over land characterized by a funnel-shaped cloud extending toward the ground

n a channel through which water is discharged (especially one used for drainage from the gutters of a roof)

Type of:
conduit
a passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass
2

n a heavy rain

Synonyms:
cloudburst, deluge, downpour, pelter, soaker, torrent
Type of:
rain, rainfall
water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere

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