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waterspout,

tornadotornado,
dark, funnel-shaped cloud containing violently rotating air that develops below a heavy cumulonimbus cloud mass and extends toward the earth. The funnel twists about, rises and falls, and where it reaches the earth causes great destruction.
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 occurring at sea or over inland waters. The characteristic funnel-shaped cloud is formed at the base of a cumulus-type cloud and extends downward to the water surface, where it picks up spray. Waterspouts are most frequent in tropical regions, but are not uncommon in higher latitudes.

waterspout

[′wȯd·ər‚spau̇t]
(engineering)
A pipe or orifice through which water is discharged or by which it is conveyed.
(meteorology)
A tornado occurring over water; rarely, a lesser whirlwind over water, comparable in intensity to a dust devil over land.

waterspout

A duct, spout, or the like, through which rainwater is discharged from a roof or gutter; for examples, see gargoyle and canale.

waterspout

Meteorol
a. a tornado occurring over water that forms a column of water and mist extending between the surface and the clouds above
b. a sudden downpour of heavy rain
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