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A rotating column of water and spray formed by a whirlwind occurring over the sea or other body of water.
tornado, hurricane, typhoon, cyclone, tropical storm, tropical cyclone, vortexView synonyms
- ‘The waterspout churned across the river, and I saw waves ten feet high pound the marina when the rope got to within a few hundred feet of it.’
- ‘Tornadic thunderstorms can also produce waterspouts and downbursts.’
- ‘It was actually a waterspout, but I had never seen one before and wasn't too concerned about this destination.’
- ‘Huge eddies pulled the waves into massive waterspouts that devoured the flotsam and survivors on the river.’
- ‘It created an inverted waterspout that ripped a hole in the roof.’
- ‘Technically, it was a waterspout, not a tornado.’
- ‘Two waterspouts churned their way through Biscayne Bay in the Miami area.’
- ‘When, for example, the ship comes upon a waterspout the ‘width of a tree trunk,’ Mr. Banks is unimpressed.’
- ‘This afternoon in Santa Monica, or off the coast of Santa Monica, a waterspout formed over the Pacific Ocean.’
- ‘Where there were once waterspouts, now there are dust storms.’
- ‘The boats battled hazards that included monstrous waves, icebergs, and storms - even waterspouts with winds of up to 60 knots.’
- ‘Marlborough then ploughed out into the stormy Mediterranean and passed the rest of the Task Group, her arrival at the Cyprus training grounds being heralded by a severe electrical storm and waterspouts.’
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