Origin of deadfall
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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
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