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dead·fall

 (dĕd′fôl′)
n.
1. A trap for large animals in which a heavy weight is arranged to fall on and kill or disable the prey.
2. A mass of fallen timber and tangled brush.

deadfall

(ˈdɛdˌfɔːl)
n
(Hunting) a type of trap, used esp for catching large animals, in which a heavy weight falls to crush the prey. Also called: downfall

dead•fall

(ˈdɛdˌfɔl)

n.
1. a trap, esp. for large game, in which a weight falls on and crushes the prey.
2. a mass of brush and fallen trees.
[1605–15]
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