[ UK /wˈɔːtəspˌa‍ʊt/ ]
  1. a channel through which water is discharged (especially one used for drainage from the gutters of a roof)
  2. a heavy rain
  3. a tornado passing over water and picking up a column of water and mist
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How To Use waterspout In A Sentence

  • When, for example, the ship comes upon a waterspout the ‘width of a tree trunk,’ Mr. Banks is unimpressed.
  • Tornadic thunderstorms can also produce waterspouts and downbursts.
  • Waterspouts are basically tornadoes that are over water, and downbursts are violent gusts of winds blowing directly downwards from the storm cloud.
  • A colorful waterspout shot from the mouth of the electronic dragon and the children clapped.
  • Hard to see in the picture, I know, but that is a waterspout, which is an-above water tornado. CNN Transcript Feb 22, 2005
  • In one corner of the stoop a tin wash-basin stood under a waterspout in the sink; there swung the family towels; the public comb, hanging by its teeth to a nail, had seen much service; a piece of brown soap lay in an _abalone_ shell tacked to the wall; a small mirror reflected kaleidoscopical sections of the face, and made up for its want of compass by multiplying one or another feature. In the Footprints of the Padres
  • The drain rib begins with the waterspout of the button leading salient and extends to the back of the control panel.
  • Two waterspouts churned their way through Biscayne Bay in the Miami area.
  • The river seemed to be whirling upwards into a waterspout, though there was no corresponding cloud-column thrusting down to meet it. THE GREENSTONE GRAIL: THE SANGREAL TRILOGY ONE
  • Waves arose like rolling cliffs and heaving mountains; the writhing column of a waterspout flowed upwards into a connecting arm of cloud. THE GREENSTONE GRAIL: THE SANGREAL TRILOGY ONE
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