- made or constructed so as to be easily dismantled or disassembled.
- Finance. takeout(def 8).
- the act of taking down.
- a firearm designed to be swiftly disassembled or assembled.
- the point of separation of two or more of the parts of a takedown firearm or other device.
- Informal. the act of being humbled.
- Wrestling. a move or series of maneuvers that succeeds in bringing a standing opponent down onto the mat.
- Finance. takeout(def 5).
Origin of takedown
First recorded in 1890–95; adj., noun use of verb phrase take down
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for takedown
What specific actresses did the movie studios send you takedown notices for?The Movie Nudity Maestro: Jim McBride on 15 Years of Mr. Skin and That Scarlett Johansson Scene
August 9, 2014
Read Michael Moynihan's takedown of Oliver Stone's newest production: The Untold History of the United States.Not Breaking: Oliver Stone Loves Junk History
November 19, 2012
Here's his takedown of Gawker's faux outrage about "creepshots:"Reddit v Gawker: Why Can't Both Lose?
October 18, 2012
Sites often play it safe and remove a video if a takedown request comes in from a copyright holder.The Gregory Brothers and the Rise of the Remix Video
February 4, 2011
Both Web-hosting concerns said they'd likely comply in some fashion if a sitting U.S. senator registered a takedown request.Could WikiLeaks Go Homeless?
December 3, 2010
In the quiver was the bow, a takedown model, and three dozen arrows.The Pirates of Shan
Harold Leland Goodwin