Origin of deadfall
Related Words for deadfallperil, risk, danger, snag, difficulty, drawback, web, toil, hook, setup, downfall, catch, mesh, entanglement, snare, pit, swindle, quicksand, mousetrap, deadfall
Examples from the Web for deadfall
Historical Examples of deadfall
And I hope you get caught in some kind of deadfall and have to come screaming to the cops.Out Like a Light
Gordon Randall Garrett
Five days after we struck camp we caught a black bear in a deadfall.Black Beaver
James Campbell Lewis
Why didn't you have a deadfall for the foxes as you had for the bears?Beautiful Joe
But neither the steel-trap nor the deadfall is wholly satisfactory.
A deadfall will act just as effectively; but there is one point requiring care.
- a type of trap, used esp for catching large animals, in which a heavy weight falls to crush the preyAlso called: downfall