Origin of deadfall
Examples from the Web for deadfall
I make a deadfall that sets without bait, writes an Illinois trapper.
In setting in trail it beats any deadfall I have ever used for such animals as have a nature to follow a trail.
Will say that there is a right and a wrong way to set the deadfall.
A well-known trapper of Ohio claims to have caught three skunk in one deadfall at one time a few years since.
That night Simmo, to avenge his overalls, set a deadfall supported by a piece of cord, which he had soaked in molasses and salt.Ways of Wood Folk|William J. Long