downcome definition

  • noun:
    • A tumbling or falling down; a-sudden or hefty fall; an overthrow; spoil; destruction.
    • In ironmaking, a pipe that leads combustible gases downward from the top of the blast furnace towards hot-blast stoves, boilers, etc., where these are typically burned.
    • abrupt autumn; downfall; overthrow.
    • A pipe for leading combustible gases downward from the top of the blast furnace towards hot-blast stoves, boilers, etc., in which they've been burned.
    • A tumbling or dropping down; especially, a sudden or hefty autumn; ergo, damage; destruction.
  • verb:
    • To come down; collapse; come or break apart.

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