Definition of push-down in English:

push-down

noun

  • 1Aeronautics. A manoeuvre in which an aircraft in level flight loses altitude and then resumes level flight. rare.

  • 2Computing and Linguistics. A push-down store or list.

adjective

  • 1Computing and Linguistics. Designating a linear store or list that receives and loses items at one end only, the first to be removed being always the last to have been added; relating to or employing such a store or list.

  • 2That may be, or is designed to be, pushed down.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Journal of the Royal Aeronautical Society. From push + down, after to push down.

Pronunciation

push-down

/ˈpʊʃdaʊn/