Definition of Dead ahead

1. Adverb. Exactly ahead or in front. "The laboratory is dead ahead"

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dead Ahead

dead-man's float
dead 'n' buried
dead against
dead ahead (current term)
dead air
dead and buried
dead animal
dead as a dodo
dead as a doorknob
dead as a doornail
dead asleep
dead axle
dead ball
dead bat
dead beat
dead bird
dead body

Literary usage of Dead ahead

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Log of the Snark by Charmian London (1915)
"New Georgia is visible dead ahead, and all is plain sailing. Jack has fallen into a doze, and I yearn over his face, gone tired and sick as he relaxes. ..."

2. Explanations and Sailing Directions to Accompany the Wind and Current Charts by M[atthew] F[ontaine] Maury (1851)
"The numbers in this column are obtained upon this principle : that, if a ship sail with the wind dead ahead, and within 6 points of it, she loses 62 miles ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"They did not show from dead ahead to two points abaft the beam. They could not both be seen from dead ahead at once, and the bowsprit ..."

4. Two Years Before the Mast and Twenty-four Years After by Richard Henry Dana (1909)
"On deck, all was as dark as a pocket, and either a dead calm, with the rain pouring steadily down, or, more generally, a violent gale dead ahead, with rain ..."

5. Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States by John William Wallace, United States Supreme Court (1903)
"It tended to show, and some of it positively enough, that the first light which tho steamer saw on the schooner was the torchlight, dead ahead, or, ..."

6. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Circuit and District Courts of by William Searcy Flippin (1882)
"... masters as well as courts disagreeing among themselves as to how great a variance from dead ahead would still meet the requirements of nearly end on. ..."

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