spell down

transitive verb

Definition of spell down

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to defeat in a spelling match


plural -s

Definition of spelldown (Entry 2 of 2)

: a spelling match that begins with all the contestants standing and ends when all but one have been forced by the rules to sit down after misspelling a word

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“Spell down.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spell%20down. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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