Meaning of spelldown

spell•down

Pronunciation: (spel'doun"), [key]
— n.
  1. a spelling competition that begins with all the contestants standing and that ends when all but one, the winner, have been required to sit down due to a specified number of misspellings.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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