rainspout
noun Date: 1878 gutter 1a; also downspout

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • rainspout — [rān′spout΄] n. DOWNSPOUT …   English World dictionary

  • rainspout — /rayn spowt /, n. waterspout (def. 1). [1920 25; RAIN + SPOUT] * * * …   Universalium

  • rainspout — n. downspout, gutter, drainpipe …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rainspout — rain•spout [[t]ˈreɪnˌspaʊt[/t]] n. bui downspout • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • rainspout — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : waterspout * * * /rayn spowt /, n. waterspout (def. 1). [1920 25; RAIN + SPOUT] …   Useful english dictionary

  • waterspout — /waw teuhr spowt , wot euhr /, n. 1. Also called rainspout. a pipe running down the side of a house or other building to carry away water from the gutter of the roof. 2. a spout, duct, or the like, from which water is discharged. 3. a funnel… …   Universalium

  • cloudburst — Synonyms and related words: brash, burst of rain, deluge, downfall, downflow, downpour, drencher, flood, gushing rain, heavy rain, plash, pour, rainburst, rainspout, rainstorm, scud, soaker, soaking rain, spate, spout, torrent of rain, waterspout …   Moby Thesaurus

  • cyclone — Synonyms and related words: air mass, anticyclone, baguio, blaze, burst, cold front, cold sector, convulsion, dirty weather, dust devil, eruption, explosion, fit, flare up, foul weather, front, gale, gust, high, high pressure area, hurricane,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • deluge — Synonyms and related words: Niagara, abound, affusion, alluvion, alluvium, army, aspergation, aspersion, avalanche, baptism, baptize, bath, bathing, be prodigal with, bedewing, brash, burst of rain, bury, cascade, cataclysm, cataract, cloudburst …   Moby Thesaurus

  • downfall — Synonyms and related words: Waterloo, atrophy, bane, beating, bouleversement, brash, breakdown, burst of rain, cascade, cataract, chute, cloudburst, collapse, comedown, conquering, conquest, convulsion, crash, cropper, deathblow, debacle,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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