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dead slow

adverb, adjective, Nautical
as slow as possible without losing steerageway. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • To enter a no wake zone you must put the boats engine into dead slow.
  • When the pilot issued the order for dead slow ahead again, the engine did not immediately respond.
  • The commercial container ship would start engines slow or dead slow ahead, holding course.

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