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1A wrestling maneuver in which an opponent is swiftly brought to the mat from a standing position.
- ‘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.’
- ‘Find a local judo or wrestling club - this will develop your takedowns as well as developing your skill in certain aspects of groundfighting.’
- ‘His two best moves are an ankle lace and a gut wrench, techniques to use after takedowns or on offensive restarts to turn an opponent's shoulders to the mat for bonus points.’
- ‘The most common takedowns come mainly from freestyle wrestling.’
- ‘I went back to learning judo throws and wrestling takedowns.’
2informal A police raid or arrest.
- ‘One neighbour was told by an officer that they were ‘executing a dynamic takedown.’’
- ‘The Court was concerned in that case with a videotaped re-enactment of a police takedown.’
3informal An instance of overwhelmingly defeating or severely criticizing someone or something.‘a takedown of the self-help movement’‘a biting lyrical takedown of a girl who has become too self-involved’
4[usually as modifier] The removal of a website, web page, or file from the Internet, typically in response to a formal request.‘a copyright takedown notice can result in your channel getting deleted’
5[as modifier] Denoting a firearm with the capacity to have the barrel and magazine detached from the stock.
- ‘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.’
- ‘On the left side of the frame, just forward of the trigger, is the takedown lever.’
- ‘While the fit is superb I would prefer a gun you can push the takedown pin out on by hand.’
- ‘There's no need to pull the trigger or manipulate the slide to find a ‘sweet’ spot or fiddle with a small takedown latch.’
- ‘Carbines were only $21, and by this time Winchester had developed their takedown system which made gun carrying handier for railroad travelers.’
- ‘It's not that it's a huge gun; it's just that the front portion is extremely square, and the takedown lever sticks out a bit.’
- ‘It might feature a barrel of heavier contour, an upper receiver tang drilled and tapped for a tang sight as well as the takedown feature.’
- ‘Whether you were riding the streetcar out of town for a day of woods loafing, or taking the train for a two week holiday in the Adirondacks, a takedown rifle was markedly easier to carry.’
- ‘The takedown latch is located right above the trigger and couldn't be much easier.’
- ‘Slide stop and takedown lever are neatly recessed/shrouded by the frame's contours to prevent inadvertent operation.’
- ‘It has the same takedown feature as the Model 9422 Winchester.’
- ‘To field strip, make sure the pistol is unloaded, remove the magazine, decock and pull down on the takedown latch.’
- ‘Now the same company has announced a takedown version of the Winchester Model 1892 lever gun, and I can't wait to get my hands on one for test firing.’
- ‘Their takedown design leaves the trigger group attached to the stock with a bolt through the butt so there is no need for a tang at all.’
- ‘My version has no stock slot, but does have the takedown lever.’
- ‘The old Favorites were all takedown guns, while the new Model 30G was a solid frame.’
- ‘There's room for tons of gear or even a takedown rifle or shotgun.’
- ‘The bad news is that we will need to be a little more careful to insure that the takedown screw remains tight when the rifle is in use.’
- ‘And instead of the difficult takedown used on the Sigma and Glock, the FN pistol has a simple takedown lever.’
- ‘In the December, '02 issue of GUNS Magazine, we ran a story on the Savage model 30 Favorite including a simple modification to make it into a takedown rifle.’
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