Definition of shakedowns


Scrabble & Words with Friends points

  • shakedowns is a valid Scrabble word with a point value of 21 according to TWL06 dictionary
  • shakedowns is a valid Words with Friends word with a point value of 21 according to ENABLE dictionary

Definition of shakedowns

  • a very thorough search of a person or a place (noun)

    Examples

    1. a shakedown by the police uncovered the drugs

  • extortion of money (as by blackmail) (noun)

  • initial adjustments to improve the functioning or the efficiency and to bring to a more satisfactory state (noun)

    Examples

    1. the new industry's economic shakedown

  • intended to test a new system under operating conditions and to familiarize the operators with the system ()

    Examples

    1. a shakedown cruise

See definition of shakedowns in Merriam Webster