downdraft

play
noun down·draft \-ˌdraft\

Definition of downdraft

  1. 1 :  a downward current of gas (as air during a thunderstorm)

  2. 2 :  decline 1 an economic downdraft

Examples of downdraft in a sentence

  1. a strong downdraft from the thunderstorm

1849

First Known Use of downdraft

1849


DOWNDRAFT Defined for English Language Learners

downdraft

play
noun down·draft \-ˌdraft\

Definition of downdraft for English Language Learners

  • : a downward flow of air


Learn More about downdraft


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up downdraft? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

soon or gladly

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • shamrock
  • What is the best definition of green-eyed monster?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ