|a. a tornado occurring over water that forms a column of water and mist extending between the surface and the clouds above|
|b. a sudden downpour of heavy rain|
|2.||a pipe or channel through which water is discharged, esp one used for drainage from the gutters of a roof|
(Ps. 42:7; marg. R.V., "cataracts"). If we regard this psalm as descriptive of David's feelings when banished from Jerusalem by the revolt of Absalom, this word may denote "waterfalls," inasmuch as Mahanaim, where he abode, was near the Jabbok, and the region abounded with rapids and falls.