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deadfall

[ded-fawl] /ˈdɛdˌfɔl/
noun
1.
a trap, especially for large game, in which a weight falls on and crushes the prey.
2.
a mass of brush and fallen trees.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; dead + fall
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British Dictionary definitions for dead fall

deadfall

/ˈdɛdˌfɔːl/
noun
1.
a type of trap, used esp for catching large animals, in which a heavy weight falls to crush the prey Also called downfall
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