facedown

adverb
face·down | \ ˌfās-ˈdau̇n \

Definition of facedown 

: with the face down sliding facedown

Examples of facedown in a Sentence

The cards were dealt facedown. He fell facedown in the sand.

Recent Examples on the Web

In the morning, one of the intruders loosened the restraints on a man who had been bound facedown all night, moving his cuffed hands from his back to his front and removing a blindfold. Dan Morse, Washington Post, "Terrifying home invasion: ‘If you don’t answer, I’m going to remove your eye,’ court records say," 13 Aug. 2017 East 183rd Street and Adams Place, the Bronx A man lies facedown on the sidewalk in front of a bodega. Michael Schwirtz, New York Times, "As a Paramedic Mourns a Colleague, the Calls Don't Stop," 24 Mar. 2017 East 183rd Street and Adams Place, the Bronx A man lies facedown on the sidewalk in front of a bodega. Michael Schwirtz, New York Times, "As a Paramedic Mourns a Colleague, the Calls Don't Stop," 24 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of facedown

1818, in the meaning defined above

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facedown

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of facedown

: with the face down

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