Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A downdraft.
  • v. To draw downward or down.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as down-draft.

Etymologies

From down- +‎ draw. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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

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

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