Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A tumbling or falling down; especially, a sudden or heavy fall; hence, ruin; destruction.

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

  • noun Sudden fall; downfall; overthrow.
  • noun (Iron Manuf.) A pipe for leading combustible gases downward from the top of the blast furnace to the hot-blast stoves, boilers, etc., where they are burned.

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

  • noun A tumbling or falling down; a sudden or heavy fall; an overthrow; ruin; destruction.
  • noun In ironmaking, a pipe that leads combustible gases downward from the top of the blast furnace to the hot-blast stoves, boilers, etc., where they are burned.
  • verb To come down; fall down; come or fall apart.

Etymologies

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From down- +‎ come.

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