pull-down

adjective \ ˈpu̇l-ˌdau̇n \

Definition of pull-down

: being or appearing below a selected item (such as an icon) in a window overlaying the original view on a computer display
  • a pull-down menu

First Known Use of pull-down

1984

in the meaning defined above

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pull down

verb

Definition of pull down

1 a : demolish, destroy
b : to hunt down : overcome
2 a : to bring to a lower level : reduce
b : to depress in health, strength, or spirits
3 : to draw or earn (wages or salary)

Examples of pull down in a Sentence

  1. a powerful storm pulled down the old fishing shack, which had been immortalized in countless paintings

  2. an ugly billboard that was eventually pulled down

First Known Use of pull down

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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PULL-DOWN Defined for Kids

pull-down

adjective \ ˈpu̇l-ˌdau̇n \

Definition of pull-down for Students

: appearing on a computer screen below a selected item
  • a pull-down menu


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