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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An instance of slapping down, especially a humiliation or rejection.
  • n. The period after the initial impact of an object with a surface through the subsequent impact of the object on that surface, as an aircraft landing or a container falling.
  • n. The impact of a layer of earth falling after having been lifted by an explosion or an earthquake or similar large-scale disturbance.


From slap + down. (Wiktionary)



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