noun Date: circa 1896 a vertical pipe used to drain rainwater from a roof

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  • downspout — 1896, from DOWN (Cf. down) (adv.) + SPOUT (Cf. spout) …   Etymology dictionary

  • downspout — ☆ downspout [doun′spout΄ ] n. a vertical pipe for carrying rainwater from a roof gutter to ground level …   English World dictionary

  • Downspout — Constable Downspout is also a police officer in the Ankh Morpork City Watch. Rain gutter and downspout A downspout, downpipe, roof drain pipe,[1] or leader is a vertical pipe for carrying rainwater from a rai …   Wikipedia

  • downspout — UK [ˈdaʊnspaʊt] / US [ˈdaʊnˌspaʊt] noun [countable] Word forms downspout : singular downspout plural downspouts American a downpipe …   English dictionary

  • downspout — [[t]da͟ʊnspaʊt[/t]] downspouts N COUNT A downspout is a pipe attached to the side of a building, through which water flows from the roof into a drain. [AM] He installed rain gutters and downspouts. Syn: drainpipe (in BRIT, use drainpipe) …   English dictionary

  • downspout — /down spowt /, n. a pipe for conveying rain water from a roof or gutter to the ground or to a drain. Also called drainspout; Brit., downpipe. [1895 1900; DOWN1 + SPOUT] * * * …   Universalium

  • downspout — noun A vertical pipe or conduit that carries rainwater from the scupper, guttering of a building to a lower roof level, drain, ground or storm water runoff system. Syn: drainpipe, leader …   Wiktionary

  • downspout — down|spout [ˈdaunspaut] n BrE a pipe that carries water away from the roof of a building …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • downspout — down|spout [ daun,spaut ] noun count AMERICAN a pipe on the side of a building that carries rain water down from the roof to the ground: DRAINPIPE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • downspout — n. pipe which directs water from a roof to the ground …   English contemporary dictionary

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