downthrow

[ doun-throh ]
/ ˈdaʊnˌθroʊ /

noun

a throwing down or being thrown down; overthrow.

Nearby words

  1. downstate,
  2. downstream,
  3. downstroke,
  4. downswing,
  5. downtake,
  6. downtick,
  7. downtime,
  8. downtown,
  9. downtrend,
  10. downtrodden

Origin of downthrow

First recorded in 1605–15; noun use of verb phrase throw down

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British Dictionary definitions for downthrow

downthrow

/ (ˈdaʊnˌθrəʊ) /

noun

the state of throwing down or being thrown down
geology the sinking of rocks on one side of a fault plane
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