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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"
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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.
They say the Midlands is dead centre but this is ridiculous.
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In each case the final compression occurs during the final 10mm of piston stroke, or around 35[degrees] before top dead centre.
If you arrived early enough you had the pick of the seats, and I would always choose second from back row, dead centre.
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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.
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As it is lowered to sit on a dust confining, thick rubber membrane on all four sides of the hopper, the four-bladed cutter simultaneously splits the bag, bottom dead centre, enabling material to be gravity fed to the hopper via a 35mm square mesh to filter any loose paper or foreign bodies.