downcomer [doun-kuhm-er] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a pipe, tube, or passage for conducting fluid materials downward.

Origin of downcomer First recorded in 1865–70; down1 + comer Examples from the Web for downcomer Historical Examples of downcomer

  • But I dreaded to be found eating, alone in that vast room, by the first downcomer.

    Seven Men

    Max Beerbohm

  • British Dictionary definitions for downcomer downcomer noun

    1. a pipe that connects a cistern to a WC, wash basin, etcAlso called: downcome
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