dead center


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dead center

n.
The point at the end of each stroke of a moving crank and connecting rod at which the two lie in the same straight line and the turning force applied by the connecting rod is zero. Also called dead point.
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Noun1.dead center - the position of a crank when it is in line with the connecting rod and not exerting torquedead center - 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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Dead center on the poster is Rick (Andrew Lincoln) crouched in a fighting position.
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Put your mark at the halfway point of that even number, and you are dead center. Now, that's "middle management."
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