Origin of free fall
Definition for freefall (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), free-fell, free-fall·en, free-fall·ing.
Examples from the Web for freefall
But so too might the elevator cable snap and send you into a freefall.
It went into freefall as the political stalemate worsened through July.
But if it drives readers even further away from old-fashioned newsprint, it could inadvertently send revenues into freefall.
Some of the rock-star artists who experienced meteoric rises, helped by manipulations on the auction block, are now in freefall.
I fell, spun, plunged head over heels through tilting lights and shadows that flung us through eternities of freefall.The Door Through Space|Marion Zimmer Bradley
British Dictionary definitions for freefall
Culture definitions for freefall
Idioms and Phrases with freefall
A rapid, uncontrolled decline, as in The markets threatened to go into free fall and we came close to outright panic. This term transfers the aeronautical meaning of a free fall, that is, “a fall through the air without any impedance, such as a parachute,” to other kinds of precipitous drop. [Second half of 1900s]