Etymology
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waterspout (n.)

late 14c., "drainpipe," from water (n.1) + spout (n.). Meaning "whirlwind on open water" is recorded from 1738.

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Definitions of waterspout

waterspout (n.)
a tornado passing over water and picking up a column of water and mist;
waterspout (n.)
a heavy rain;
Synonyms: downpour / cloudburst / deluge / torrent / pelter / soaker
waterspout (n.)
a channel through which water is discharged (especially one used for drainage from the gutters of a roof);
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