2. Noun. (construction) A long object, often a timber or log, buried to serve as an anchor for a wall or for stays.'' ¹
3. Noun. (rail transport) A cutout device with operates in the event of driver incapacity. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Deadman
1. an anchor for securing a rope in mountain climbing [n DEADMEN]
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Literary usage of Deadman
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Historic Homes and Places and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to by William Richard Cutter (1908)
"The deadman or Dadmun deadman family, said to be of Scotch ancestry, was represented in New England as early as May 27, 1714, by Samuel deadman, ..."
2. The Library of Wit and Humor, Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Literature by Rufus Edmonds Shapley (1884)
"Hullo! you there—you deadman—can't in good time, For there they're carrying a corpse out to ye, my good fellow ? deadman. What are they ? you hear? ..."
3. Practical Helps for the Electric Railway Shop, Track, Power, Line and (1919)
"The oldest and one of the best forms of anchor is the good old deadman, ... Where the material is available the deadman is first covered with heavy pieces ..."
4. Reminiscences of a Ranchman by Edgar Beecher Bronson (1908)
"CHAPTER TWELVE ADIOS TO deadman FOR me the range situation in '82 was a most ... I loved the deadman Ranch, every nook and corner of it, from the tall white ..."
5. The Publications of the Harleian Society by Harleian Society (1878)
"27 Martha Harris, sister to Samuel deadman : bur. in North Churchyard Feb. 2 Michael Baughan, eon of Daniel Baughan : bur. in North being Twins : bur. in ..."
6. The St. Lawrence Pilot: Comprising Sailing Directions for the Gulf and River by Henry Wolsey Bayfield (1860)
"'WHITE HORSE is the name of a dangerous reef, lying NE by E. 1E., 7 miles from deadman islet; and WNW, 5£ miles from Gull islet. It is extremely small, ..."