spout hole


spout hole
breathing hole of a marine mammal; opening for removing liquid

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • spout — n. & v. n. 1 a a projecting tube or lip through which a liquid etc. is poured from a teapot, kettle, jug, etc., or issues from a fountain, pump, etc. b a sloping trough down which a thing may be shot into a receptacle. c hist. a lift serving a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spout — Spout, v. i. 1. To issue with violence, or in a jet, as a liquid through a narrow orifice, or from a spout; as, water spouts from a hole; blood spouts from an artery. [1913 Webster] All the glittering hill Is bright with spouting rills. Thomson.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spout — spout1 [spaut] n ↑spout 1.) a small pipe on the side of a container that you pour liquid out through 2.) spout of water/blood etc a sudden strong stream of liquid which comes out of somewhere very fast →↑waterspout 3.) up the spout BrE informal… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • spout — 1 noun (C) 1 a small tube or pipe on a container that you pour liquid out through 2 a spout of water/blood etc a sudden strong stream of liquid which comes out of somewhere very fast: The whale blew a spout of water into the air. see also:… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • spout — I UK [spaʊt] / US noun [countable] Word forms spout : singular spout plural spouts 1) a part of a container that is shaped like a tube and is used for pouring liquid 2) a) a continuous and strong stream of liquid or steam, especially hot liquid… …   English dictionary

  • spout — spout1 [ spaut ] noun count 1. ) a part of a container that is shaped like a tube and is used for pouring liquid 2. ) a continuous and strong stream of liquid or steam, especially hot liquid a ) a stream of air and water that a WHALE pushes out… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • jet hole — spout of a sprayer, opening from which liquid spouts …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Spile hole — Spile Spile, n. [Cf. LG. spile, dial. G. speil, speiler, D. spijl. [root]170.] 1. A small plug or wooden pin, used to stop a vent, as in a cask. [1913 Webster] 2. A small tube or spout inserted in a tree for conducting sap, as from a sugar maple …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English