Recent Examples of downspout from the Web
To be eligible, applicants must be residents of Oak Park who own and live in a single-family home with a yard and downspouts disconnected from the municipal sewer system.
Clean gutters and downspouts, and cut tree limbs and shrubs that overhang the house.
Or, a gutter and downspout that once drained properly but now discharge next to the foundation can cause a spike in indoor humidity if that moisture collects around the foundation and leaks into the basement.
Hemenway devised steeply pitched roofs with cedar shingles and copper gutters and downspouts.
Move the snow and clear gutters, drains and downspouts and remove excess snow from the roof, if possible.
By holding onto some rainwater that falls on roofs, hits the gutters and flows into downspouts, residents can divert it from the street or yard, helping minimize flash flooding.
Also added as alternates to the plan were flag poles and rain chains, a decorative alternate to a downspout that transports rain water downward from gutters.
The paint dripped off the lights and down the siding of the condo complex and onto downspouts.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'downspout.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of downspout
DOWNSPOUT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of downspout for English Language Learners
: a pipe that carries rainwater from the roof of a building to the ground
Learn More about downspout
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up downspout? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).