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See also: downs and Down's


Proper noun[edit]


  1. (Sussex) the South Downs.
    Let's just go for a walk on the Downs.
  2. A road for shipping in the English Channel or Straits of Dover, near Deal, employed as a naval rendezvous in time of war.
    • Cook (First Voyage)
      On the 11th [June, 1771] we run up the channel [] at noon we were abreast of Dover, and about three came to an anchor in the Downs, and went ashore at Deal.
  3. A surname​.

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