deadman

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From dead + man.

NounEdit

deadman (plural deadmen)

  1. (obsolete) A corpse
    There is no deadman to be found at Deadman's Curve.
  2. (construction) A long object, often a timber or log, buried to serve as an anchor for a wall or for stays.
    The building code requires deadmen for retaining walls.
  3. (rail transport) A cutout device with operates in the event of driver incapacity.


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Last modified on 19 November 2013, at 09:11