deadfall
noun Date: 1598 1. a trap so constructed that a weight (as a heavy log) falls on an animal and kills or disables it 2. a tangled mass of fallen trees and branches

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  • Deadfall — may refer to: Deadfall Trap, a kind of trap for large animals, consisting of a heavy board or log that falls on to the prey Deadfall (1968 film), starring Michael Caine, Eric Portman, and Giovanna Ralli Deadfall (1993 film), featuring Nicolas… …   Wikipedia

  • deadfall — [ded′fôl΄] n. 1. a trap arranged so that a heavy weight is dropped on the prey, killing or disabling it ☆ 2. a tangled mass of fallen trees and brush …   English World dictionary

  • Deadfall — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Deadfall Produktionsland USA …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Deadfall —  Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différentes œuvres portant le même titre. Deadfall est un film de Bryan Forbes (1968), Deadfall est un film de Christopher Coppola (1993), Deadfall est un film de Vince Di Meglio (2000), Deadfall est un …   Wikipédia en Français

  • deadfall — noun /ˈdɛdfɔːl,ˈdɛdfɑl/ a) A kind of trap for large animals, consisting of a heavy board or log that falls on to the prey. They had lived down in horse barns, army “A” tents with the old blood stains onto them, city hotels with canopy beds, woke… …   Wiktionary

  • deadfall — dead trees fallen into the water providing cover for fishes …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • deadfall — /ded fawl /, n. 1. a trap, esp. for large game, in which a weight falls on and crushes the prey. 2. a mass of brush and fallen trees. [1605 15; DEAD + FALL] * * * …   Universalium

  • deadfall — Synonyms and related words: Dionaea, baited trap, booby trap, deathtrap, decoy, firetrap, flytrap, gin, mine, mole trap, mousetrap, pitfall, rattrap, set gun, spring gun, springe, trap, trapfall …   Moby Thesaurus

  • deadfall — n. mass of fallen timber and tangled brush; trap for large animals in which a heavy weight falls on and kills or disables the prey …   English contemporary dictionary

  • deadfall — noun N. Amer. 1》 a trap consisting of a heavy weight positioned to fall on an animal. 2》 a mass of fallen trees and brush …   English new terms dictionary

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