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dead center

noun, Machinery
1.
Also called dead point. (in a reciprocating engine) either of two positions at which the crank cannot be turned by the connecting rod, occurring at each end of a stroke when the crank and connecting rod are in the same line.
2.
See under center (def 19a).
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75
Related forms
dead-center, adjective
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dead center

noun phrase

A point at which nothing is happening: Let's try to get this negotiation off dead center (1920s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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