blow·​down | \ ˈblō-ˌdau̇n How to pronounce blowdown (audio) \

Definition of blowdown

1 : an instance of trees being blown down by the wind
2 : a tree blown down also : an area of such trees

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The sides of the blowdown area were about a half-mile long. The News Tribune, The Seattle Times, "Mysterious wind may have felled more than 100 old-growth trees near Lake Quinault," 20 Feb. 2018 Flats with lots of stumps and blowdowns, or with hydrilla, lily pads and other vegetation, are particularly attractive. Cheryl Wray,, "NASCAR Daytona qualifying, Auto Parts Clash live stream, TV, time, lineup," 11 Feb. 2018 After the blowdown of 1999, when severe winds knocked over millions of trees in the Boundary Waters, more than 100 homeowners along the Gunflint Trail installed sprinkler systems because of the increased fire danger. Dan Kraker, Twin Cities, "10 years later, Gunflint Trail looks back on devastating Ham Lake Fire," 6 May 2017

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First Known Use of blowdown

1884, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of blowdown was in 1884

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