Definition for SPOUT

SPOUT, n. [D. spuit, a spout, spuiten, to spout. In G. spĆ¼tzen is to spit, and spotten is to mock, banter, sport. These are of one family; spout retaining nearly the primary and literal meaning. Class Bd. See Bud and Pout.]

  1. A pipe, or a projecting mouth of a vessel, useful in directing the stream of a liquid poured out; as, the spout of a pitcher, of a tea pot or water pot.
  2. A pipe conducting water from another pipe, or from a trough on a house.
  3. A violent discharge of water raised in a column at sea, like a whirlwind, or by a whirlwind. [See Water-spout.]

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