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dead centre

n
1. (Mechanical Engineering) the exact top (top dead centre) or bottom (bottom dead centre) of the piston stroke in a reciprocating engine or pump
2. (Tools) a pointed rod mounted in the tailstock of a lathe to support a workpiece
Also called: dead point
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Noun1.dead centre - the position of a crank when it is in line with the connecting rod and not exerting torquedead centre - the position of a crank when it is in line with the connecting rod and not exerting torque
spatial relation, position - the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated; "the position of the hands on the clock"; "he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage"
References in classic literature ?
Lord Lundie was rapidly improving in technique, though organ-grinding, unlike the Law, is more of a calling than a trade, and he hung occasionally on a dead centre.
Over the 220 flights that were held over the past three days, pilots managed to hit the DC just eleven times, mainly due to a new rule that stipulated that the dead centre diameter be narrowed from 3 cms to 2 cms.
Canning kicked everything that came his way, especially the conversion to Dacres' opening try which went dead centre through the middle of the posts from the touchline.
If you arrived early enough you had the pick of the seats, and I would always choose second from back row, dead centre.
The Dead Centre production of Lippy received the Fringe First award in recognition of outstanding new writing premiered at the festival.
It features a new front end, new headlamps with Bi-Xenon and LED daytime lights, a new grille with a prominent 'X' dead centre, new tail lamps, and a restructured bumper and front headlights.
The Union flag has England's St George cross dead centre with the other two countries hiding behind it.
THE neighbours are quiet and it's in the dead centre of town.
PAPERBACKS 1 One Day, David Nicholls 2 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, John le Carre 3 Snowdrops, AD Miller 4 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Movie Tie-in, John le Carre 5 One Day - Movie Tie-in, David Nicholls 6 The Particular Sadness Of Lemon Cake, Aimee Bender 7 Rivers of London, Ben Aaronovitch 8 The Help, Kathryn Stockett 9 The Understudy, David Nicholls 10 Starter For Ten, David Nicholls HARDBACKS 1 The Lady Of The Rivers, Philippa Gregory 2 The Sense Of An Ending, Julian Barnes 3 The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern 4 A Dance With Dragons, George RR Martin 5 The Decision, Penny Vincenzi 6 Dead Centre, Andy McNab 7 Flash And Bones, Kathy Reichs 8 Kill Alex Cross, James Patterson 9 New York To Dallas, JD Robb 10 The Power Of Six, Pittacus Lore
PAPERBACKS 1 One Day, David Nicholls 2 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, John le Carr 3 Snowdrops, AD Miller 4 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Movie Tie-in, John le Carr 5 One Day - Movie Tie-in, David Nicholls 6 The Particular Sadness Of Lemon Cake, Aimee Bender 7 Rivers of London, Ben Aaronovitch 8 The Help, Kathryn Stockett 9 The Understudy, David Nicholls 10 Starter For Ten, David Nicholls HARDBACKS 1 The Lady of the Rivers, Philippa Gregory 2 The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes 3 The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern 4 A Dance With Dragons, George RR Martin 5 The Decision, Penny Vincenzi 6 Dead Centre, Andy McNab 7 Flash And Bones, Kathy Reichs 8 Kill Alex Cross, James Patterson 9 New York To Dallas, JD Robb 10 The Power Of Six, Pittacus Lore
Dozens of other books have been written about the case, including The Killer Within by Paul Toohey; Dead Centre by Robin Bowles and Bloodstain by Richard Shears.
She had all of her stuff loaded and I couldn't help but notice because this bridal keepsake box was dead centre on the main shelf in the walk-in closet," he said.