takedown

or take-down

[teyk-doun]
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noun
  1. the act of taking down.
  2. a firearm designed to be swiftly disassembled or assembled.
  3. the point of separation of two or more of the parts of a takedown firearm or other device.
  4. Informal. the act of being humbled.
  5. Wrestling. a move or series of maneuvers that succeeds in bringing a standing opponent down onto the mat.
  6. Finance. takeout(def 5).

Origin of takedown

First recorded in 1890–95; adj., noun use of verb phrase take down
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  • In the quiver was the bow, a takedown model, and three dozen arrows.

    The Pirates of Shan

    Harold Leland Goodwin