Definition of waterspout in English:

waterspout

Line breaks: water|spout
Pronunciation: /ˈwɔːtəspaʊt
 
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noun

  • A rotating column of water and spray formed by a whirlwind occurring over the sea or other body of water.
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    • 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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