|—n , pl -men|
|1.||civil engineering a heavy plate, wall, or block buried in the ground that acts as an anchor for a retaining wall, sheet pile, etc, by a tie connecting the two|
|2.||mountaineering a metal plate with a wire loop attached for thrusting into firm snow to serve as a belay point, a smaller version being known as a deadboy|
dead soldier definition
and dead man; dead marine; dead one
see dead soldier.