downspout

noun down·spout \ ˈdau̇n-ˌspau̇t \

Definition of downspout

: a vertical pipe used to drain rainwater from a roof

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First Known Use of downspout

circa 1896


DOWNSPOUT Defined for English Language Learners

downspout

noun

Definition of downspout for English Language Learners

  • : a pipe that carries rainwater from the roof of a building to the ground


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