facedown

[ adverb feys-doun; noun feys-doun ]
/ adverb ˈfeɪsˈdaʊn; noun ˈfeɪsˌdaʊn /
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adverb

with the face or the front or upper surface downward: He was lying facedown on the floor. Deal the cards facedown on the table.

noun

Also face-down. Informal. a direct confrontation; showdown.

Origin of facedown

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