push·​down ˈpu̇sh-ˌdau̇n How to pronounce pushdown (audio)
: a store of data (as in a computer) from which the most recently stored item must be the first retrieved

called also pushdown list, pushdown stack

Examples of pushdown in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The stylish green and white design adds a bit of flair to the mix, and the classic pushdown handle spin method completes the vintage look. Michelle Love, Better Homes & Gardens, 27 July 2023 Hemsworth follows this with a tri-set of renegade rows, which torch the core as well as the back and triceps, dumbbell lateral raises to build the delts in the shoulders, and triceps pushdowns, an old-school bodybuilding move which isolates the tris for maximum growth. Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 25 July 2023 Finally, Cavaliere recommends the straight-arm pushdown. Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 15 Nov. 2022 Start your back session with the straight arm pushdown. Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 4 Oct. 2022 Also in this category is the straight arm pushdown, which is aptly named: any flexion of the elbow at all will end up recruiting the triceps into the movement, so be mindful. Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 6 Apr. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pushdown was in 1961

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“Pushdown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pushdown. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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