Definition of Downspout

1. Noun. A vertical pipe or conduit that carries rainwater from the scupper, guttering of a building to a lower roof level, drain, ground or storm water runoff system. ¹



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Definition of Downspout

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Downspout

downsizer
downsizers
downsizes
downsizing
downsizings
downslide
downslides
downslope
downslopes
downsloping
downslur
downslurs
downsome
downspin
downspins
downspout (current term)
downspouts
downstage
downstages
downstair
downstate
downstater
downstaters
downstates
downsteepy
downstep
downsteps
downstream
downstream processing

Literary usage of Downspout

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1. Keeping It Clean: Removing Exterior Dirt, Paint, Stains and Graffiti from by Anne E. Grimmer (1992)
"A leaking downspout or gutter can be repaired, a tree or bush too close to the ... The moss growing around the downspout and along the base of this stucco ..."

2. A Treatise on the Design and Construction of Mill Buildings and Other by Henry Grattan Tyrrell (1911)
"One-half roof span 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 Size of gutter in in 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 Size of downspout in in 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 Spacing of downspout in ft 50 50 50 ..."

3. A Treatise on the Design and Construction of Mill Buildings and Other by Henry Grattan Tyrrell (1911)
"... 30 40 50 60 70 80 Size of gutter in in 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 Size of downspout in in ... Spacing of downspout in ft 50 50 50 50 40 40 40 40 3 -inch downspout ..."

4. Radford's Estimating and Contracting: A Practical Manual of Up-to-date by William A. Radford (1913)
"The American Bridge Company recommends that roofs up to 50 ft. span be provided with 6-in. gutters with a 4-in. downspout every 40 ft.; that roofs from 50 ..."

5. The American State Reports: Containing the Cases of General Value and by Abraham Clark Freeman (1901)
"... by a downspout attached to the front of the building. The electric light current was introduced to the store by two primary wires extending from a pole, ..."

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