Main meanings of nose-down in English

: nose-down1nose-down2

nose-down1

Pronunciation /ˈnəʊzdaʊn/

noun

Aeronautics
  • A descent or loss of height by an aircraft.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Tee Emm. From to nose down.

Main meanings of nose-down in English

: nose-down1nose-down2

nose-down2

Pronunciation /ˌnəʊzˈdaʊn/

adjective

Aeronautics
  • Performed with or having the nose directed downwards.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Horatio Barber (b. 1875). From to nose down.