Definition of Downdraft

1. Noun. A strong downward air current.

Generic synonyms: Draft, Draught



Definition of Downdraft

1. Noun. a strong, downward air current; an air pocket or air hole ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Downdraft

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Downdraft

downcomes
downcoming
downconversion
downconversions
downconverted
downconverter
downconverters
downcore
downcourt
downcurved
downcycle
downcycled
downcycles
downcycling
downdip
downdraft (current term)
downdraft gasifier
downdrafts
downdraught
downdraughts
downdraw
downdrift
downed
downer
downers
downest
downey heads
downeyite
downface
downfall

Literary usage of Downdraft

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1. Heating and Ventilation by John Robins Allen, James Herbert Walker (1922)
"The downdraft Boiler.—Owing to the difficulty of burning bituminous coal without smoke in the ordinary boiler, many boilers have been designed with special ..."

2. Heating and Ventilation by John Robins Allen, James Herbert Walker (1922)
"The downdraft Boiler. — Owing to the difficulty of burning bituminous coal without smoke in the ordinary boiler, many boilers have been designed with ..."

3. Heating and Ventilation, by John R. Allen and J. Walker.: By John R. Allen by John Robins Allen, James Herbert Walker (1918)
"The downdraft Boiler.—Owing to the Fio. 29.—Shaking grate bar. difficulty of burning bituminous coal without smoke in the ordinary boiler, many boilers have ..."

4. Drainage Reclamation in Tennessee: First Papers by Tennessee State Geological Survey, George Hall Ashley (1910)
"B.) downdraft kilns—These kilns are completely walled in, and are so arranged that the heat is carried to the top of the kiln by inside flues, ..."

5. Bulletin by Geological Survey, Tennessee Division of Geology, Division of Geology, Tennessee (1910)
"The walls are about 4 feet thick at the base, and the fire holes about 8 feet long. (See plate 5, Fig. B.) downdraft ..."

6. Report of the Geological Survey of Ohio by Geological Survey of Ohio (1893)
"The convenience of setting and drawing are not equal to the downdraft ... With any reasonable care there is no need of any loss, while a downdraft kiln is ..."

7. Steam Power by Clarence Floyd Hirshfeld, Tomlinson Carlile Ulbricht (1916)
"The modified type here referred to is called a downdraft furnace, ... In some forms there is a second updraft grate beneath the downdraft grate. ..."

8. Steam Power by Clarence Floyd Hirshfeld, Tomlinson Carlile Ulbricht (1916)
"The modified type here referred to is called a downdraft furnace, ... In downdraft furnaces the coal is fired on top of the grate as in other types, ..."

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