dead centre(redirected from Dead centres)
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nAlso called: dead point
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
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|Noun||1.||dead centre - the position of a crank when it is in line with the connecting rod and not exerting torque|