deadfall

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noun dead·fall \-ˌfȯl\

Definition of deadfall

  1. 1 :  a trap so constructed that a weight (as a heavy log) falls on an animal and kills or disables it

  2. 2 :  a tangled mass of fallen trees and branches

1598

First Known Use of deadfall

1598


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