facedown

adverb face·down \ ˌfās-ˈdau̇n \

Definition of facedown

:with the face down
  • sliding facedown

Examples of facedown in a Sentence

  1. The cards were dealt facedown.

  2. He fell facedown in the sand.

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First Known Use of facedown

1818


FACEDOWN Defined for English Language Learners

facedown

adverb

Definition of facedown for English Language Learners

  • : with the face down


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