Definition of waterspout in English:

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waterspout

Pronunciation: /ˈwôdərˌspout/
Pronunciation: /ˈwädərˌspout/

noun

A rotating column of water and spray formed by a whirlwind occurring over the sea or other body of water.
Example sentences
  • Tornadic thunderstorms can also produce waterspouts and downbursts.
  • Technically, it was a waterspout, not a tornado.
  • Marlborough then ploughed out into the stormy Mediterranean and passed the rest of the Task Group, her arrival at the Cyprus training grounds being heralded by a severe electrical storm and waterspouts.

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Syllabification: wa·ter·spout

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