dead key

noun

a key on the keyboard of a typewriter which does not automatically advance the carriage when depressed

Nearby words

  1. dead heart,
  2. dead heat,
  3. dead horse,
  4. dead in one's tracks,
  5. dead in the water,
  6. dead languages,
  7. dead leg,
  8. dead letter,
  9. dead letter box,
  10. dead lift

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