dead slow

noun Nautical.
as slow as possible without losing steerageway. Unabridged
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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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