Open Dictionary
mouse here to listen, click to choose/add more
Location: USA
Source: Learn That Word
Profile URL:

Are you a native English speaker? How do you pronounce this word?

Thank you for contributing!
upload mp3 file or record now it's easy, promised!

{%type%} Definitions

WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A corpse; Also: A long object, often a timber or log, buried to serve as an anchor for a wall or for stays.

Usage examples (36)
  • FWIW, I knew what you meant by 'deadman's switch'.
  • "My guess would be she had some kind of deadman spell that entwined the fates of the other gods with her own.
  • The deadman switch, newly installed, itches in Clarke's chest.
  • Dead, perhaps, although apparently there's no signal from his deadman. for more
Tutoring comment

Tutoring comment not yet available...

add more
The Open Dictionary of English is a collaborative project, based on Open Source materials, LearnThat resources, and partner APIs.
We give special thanks to our LearnThat volunteers, as well as Princeton University and Wiktionary for their Open Source word data. We're also grateful for the support given by Google,,, and YouTube,,,,, as well as the generous Creative Commons community.