[adv. feys-doun; n. feys-doun]
with the face or the front or upper surface downward: He was lying facedown on the floor. Deal the cards facedown on the table.
Also, face-down. Informal. a direct confrontation; showdown.

1930–35; (def 1) face + down1; (def 2) noun use of verb phrase face down

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