from The Century Dictionary.

  • Covered or stuffed with down.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective knocked down.
  • adjective (Football) touched to the ground, thus ending the play; -- of a football.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of down.
  • adjective That has been brought down


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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