Examples of waterspout in a Sentence
the waterspout became clogged, and then the roof leaked
Recent Examples of waterspout from the Web
A waterspout is an intense columnar vortex — think the beginning phases of a tornado — that occurs over a body of water.
Video from 2015 shows a waterspout whipping over a New Jersey man's house.
Before anyone panics, this incident demonstrates the important point, which is that any shark unlucky enough to be picked up by a waterspout or cyclone is not going to have a good day.
The waterspout moved into the Bay City neighborhood of Kent Island at 1:29 a.m., according to the report.
Waterspouts and wind gusts that are roughly 40 miles per hour or more can be a hazard, creating dangerous waters for small boats, potentially throwing boaters overboard or capsizing their vessels.
A warning was issued by the National Weather Service on Saturday afternoon after a tornadic waterspout was spotted in Queen Anne’s County.
By the time the funnel is visible, a fair weather waterspout is near maturity.
In nearby Biloxi, a waterspout moved ashore Wednesday morning.
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First Known Use of waterspout
WATERSPOUT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of waterspout for English Language Learners
: a pipe or tube for water to pass through
: an opening through which water flows
: an area of rapidly spinning wind in the shape of a funnel or tube that forms between a cloud and the surface of an ocean or lake
WATERSPOUT Defined for Kids
Definition of waterspout for Students
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