deadman

noun
dead·​man | \ ˈded-ˌman How to pronounce deadman (audio) \

Definition of deadman

: an anchor (such as a metal plate) buried in snow and used (as in mountain climbing) to secure a rope

First Known Use of deadman

1965, in the meaning defined above

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“Deadman.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deadman. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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