Part of speech: noun

A moving column of spray with water in the lower parts, due to a whirlwind at sea.

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Usage examples "waterspout":

  1. The rain apparently was something like a waterspout. - "In the Tail of the Peacock", Isabel Savory.
  2. I had scarcely entered beneath the hospitable roof of the hotel of the Eagle, before the rain fell in torrents, like a waterspout. - "Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century", W. H. Davenport Adams.
  3. The biggest waterspout that ever came down from the mountains could never come anigh the mill, but go right down the valley. - "Erema My Father's Sin", R. D. Blackmore.