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.
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Contemporary Examples of 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
November 8, 2013
Historical Examples of deadman
The dead are the defence of the living, and we are under the lee of Deadman's Berg.Adrift in the Ice-Fields
Charles W. Hall
The miners on Deadman's Flat were jubilant, not to say uproarious.Grif
B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
Deadman's Reach is as perilous for its reefs as for its mussels.Alaska
A small wood close by rejoices in the name of "Deadman's Acre."A Cotswold Village
J. Arthur Gibbs
It came from the vast concave of Deadman's Bay, rising and falling against the pebble dyke.The Well-Beloved