American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A vertical pipe for carrying rainwater down from a roof gutter.
- down + spout (Wiktionary)
“The shed's rain gutters and downspout supply the barrel with a steady source of water, another money-saving treasure.”
“The Gutter Pump is just a fancy downspout screen and still requires you to clean out your gutters.”
“She pressed her back in against the wall behind a downspout and waited, staring out toward the main street.”
“His contraption, patented in 1979, catches birds, which fly into a little house with a false floor attached to a downspout and dispenses them uninjured to a cage below, where famished felines move in for the kill.”
“ Isabel set two chairs at a three legged table propped up with a scrap of downspout, reupholstering the seats with scraps of 1 x 12.”
“Many wet basements have been cleared up simply by keeping gutters clean and using downspout extensions.”
“Another is a telescoping extension that can stretch to six feet in any direction or be folded up against the downspout when not needed.”
“Next, the class visited the shop to craft blades out of an old downspout.”
“Rain collects in Jacobsen's hidden gutters and, instead of pouring through a downspout, travels down sections of chain -- inspired by traditional Japanese design -- to a dry well under the foundation.”
“A durable, well performing gutter and downspout system can be custom designed and built, but at much greater expense, well beyond production housing budgets.”
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