that is or may be turned down; folded or doubled down: a turndown collar.


an act or instance of being refused or rejected: He got turndowns from all the better colleges.

Origin of turndown

First recorded in 1830–40; from verb phrase turn down
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Examples from the Web for turndown

Historical Examples of turndown

  • He's got an angels-ever-bright-and-fair expression, smiles to turn milk, dog's eyes, and a turndown collar.

    A Man in the Open

    Roger Pocock

  • She had a perfect view of his thick red neck in its turndown collar, crossed by a black bow over a shiny white shirt.


    John Galsworthy

  • His turndown collar was disputing territory with his tie and his waistcoat.