noun Aeronautics.
a sudden, downward shift by an aircraft in the direction of the flight path.
Also called pushover.

1935–40; noun use of verb phrase push down

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To pushdown
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: pushchair
Next Definition: pushed
Words Near: pushdown
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for pushdown
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing pushdown
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature