dead slow

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adverb, adjective Nautical.

as slow as possible without losing steerageway.

Nearby words

  1. dead sea,
  2. dead sea fruit,
  3. dead sea scrolls,
  4. dead set,
  5. dead set against,
  6. dead soldier,
  7. dead space,
  8. dead spindle,
  9. dead spot,
  10. dead stock

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Examples from the Web for dead slow

  • They've stolen my ship from me, and I can tell by the roll of her she's practically hove to under a dead-slow bell this minute.

    Cappy Ricks Retires|Peter B. Kyne