Definition of nose-down in English:

nose-down

noun

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

adjective

Aeronautics
  • Performed with or having the nose directed downwards.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Tee Emm. From to nose down<br>early 20th century; earliest use found in Horatio Barber (b. 1875). From to nose down.

Pronunciation

nose-down

/ˈnəʊzdaʊn/