Definition of one-down in English:

one-down

Syllabification: one-down

adjective

informal
At a psychological disadvantage in a game or a competitive situation.
More example sentences
  • Depending on form, opposition and the kind of pitches they are likely to play on, any pair of them can open the innings with the other batting in the one-down position.
  • Ineptitude is catching: Celtic have gone one-down.
  • He took over the captaincy and beat Australia from one-down, thanks to a series of extraordinary performances from Botham.

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