dead·​man ˈded-ˌman How to pronounce deadman (audio)
: an anchor (such as a metal plate) buried in snow and used (as in mountain climbing) to secure a rope

Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of deadman was in 1965

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“Deadman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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