Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples
IPA transcription: [ʃ'eɪkd,aʊn]
meaning of the word
intended to test a new system under operating conditions and to familiarize the operators with the system; "a shakedown cruise"
A shakedown was spread in the kitchen for the unexpected guests, and presently the Ralstons found themselves alone.
"Certainly, and welcome!" exclaimed Mr. Joseph heartily, "if you don't mind a shakedown by the kitchen fire for the night.