chiefly North American
- 1A wrestling maneuver in which an opponent is swiftly brought to the mat from a standing position.More example sentences
- I had an advantage over all the other boys I had to wrestle; Ambucs had a fantastic head coach who taught us techniques out of any jam and ways of surprising your opponent with a takedown.
- I went back to learning judo throws and wrestling takedowns.
- The most common takedowns come mainly from freestyle wrestling.
- 2 • informal A police raid or arrest.More example sentences
- The Court was concerned in that case with a videotaped re-enactment of a police takedown.
- One neighbour was told by an officer that they were ‘executing a dynamic takedown.’
- 3 [as modifier] Denoting a firearm with the capacity to have the barrel and magazine detached from the stock.More example sentences
- There's room for tons of gear or even a takedown rifle or shotgun.
- The old Favorites were all takedown guns, while the new Model 30G was a solid frame.
- Regardless, Taylor's & Co. is now offering a Model 92 as a perfect companion for .44 Special sixguns with the added bonus of being a takedown rifle.
More definitions of takedownDefinition of takedown in:
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