[poo sh-doun]

noun Aeronautics.

a sudden, downward shift by an aircraft in the direction of the flight path.

Nearby words

  1. push the panic button,
  2. push through,
  3. push up daisies,
  4. push-bike,
  5. push-button,
  6. push-in,
  7. push-off,
  8. push-pull,
  9. push-start,
  10. push-up

Origin of push-down

First recorded in 1935–40; noun use of verb phrase push down

Also called pushover.

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