noun, plural dead·men [ded-men, -muh n] /ˈdɛdˌmɛn, -mən/.
- an object fixed on shore to hold a mooring line temporarily.
- a rope for hauling the boom of a derrick inboard after discharge of a load of cargo.
Examples from the Web for deadman
Yes, but the dark Justice League—with Swamp Thing, Etrigan, Constantine, Deadman, and others.Guillermo Del Toro on ‘Cabinet of Curiosities,’ Collaborating with Kanye West, and More|Marlow Stern|November 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Fish were plenty every season one side or t'other of Deadman's Cape, and there was lots of fur and swiles t' winter.Labrador Days|Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
He and grandpapa went out about some business—to the copse at Deadman's Hollow, I think.Wilfrid Cumbermede|George MacDonald
He felt certain that the opening into Deadman's Gully lay in the valley behind him.The Bushranger's Secret|Mrs. Henry Clarke
I wondered if he were thinking of that other sleeper under the birches of Deadman's Gulch, victim of an unhappy girl's revolt.The Cup of Trembling and Other Stories|Mary Hallock Foote
They returned, therefore, to Deadman's Alley, threading the bye-streets with the same secrecy as before.Katerfelto|G. J. Whyte-Melville