tie-down

noun
\ ˈtī-ˌdau̇n How to pronounce tie-down (audio) \

Definition of tie-down

: a fitting or a system of lines and fittings used to secure something (such as an aircraft or cargo)

First Known Use of tie-down

circa 1942, in the meaning defined above

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“Tie-down.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tie-down. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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