from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as down-draft.

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  • noun A downdraft.
  • verb transitive To draw downward or down.


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From down- +‎ draw.


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  • Or is it like smashing plate glass - overflow downdraw method

    Many Morning Penny Goring 2011

  • Get going with a substantial downdraw of troops in Iraq.

    Russell Shaw: If Bush REALLY Wanted To Help Sub-Prime Victims, He'd DEMAND 2008

  • Joining him were Andrea Donlon, river steward with the Connecticut River Watershed Association, Peter Schilling, an attorney representing Trout Unlimited, and Henry Warchol, a Westfield resident who, like Schilling, has expressed concern that the downdraw of water will threaten the Atlantic salmon, which was restored to the Connecticut River region in a decades-long program at a cost of $600 million.

    The Valley Advocate: News 2009

  • I have 10 1 / 8 and 10 3 / 4 head BM's and the choices are weak width of the tension ring seems to have something to do with it high crown and wider tension ring means the ring stays proud above the head / tonering. with low bridges the downdraw pressure of the strings between the bridge and tailpiece is less

    Mandolin Cafe News 2009

  • The dream went like a rake of sliced bamboo, slats of dust distracted by a downdraw; 2009

  • "162" must be checked by an occasional downdraw of the rudder or our flight would become a climb to the stars.

    Actions and Reactions Rudyard Kipling 1900


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