Definition of downpipe in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdaʊnpʌɪp/


A pipe to carry rainwater from a roof to a drain or to ground level.
Example sentences
  • If he had requested, prior to the ingress of water, that Richmond check the rainwater downpipes and outlets, one might have expected him to have mentioned that in this letter.
  • ‘The wiring needs renewing and the chimneys, roof and downpipes are in a serious state of disrepair,’ said the aristocrat.
  • The source of the dampness penetration can be - and must be - eradicated and quite clearly this will require simply replacing the defective rainwater downpipes.

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