dead centre


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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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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. Giuseppe, I think, was singing, but I could not understand the drift of Sir Christopher's remarks.
A more symbolic site would be the empty field at Lindley Hall Farm in Fenny Drayton, Leicestershire, which Ordnance Survey calculates as the dead centre of the country.
Eighteenth Century Russia rapidly blurs into modern-day Ireland (it's all the work of Irish theatre company Dead Centre), as the silent main character steps up from the audience and chaos ensues.
Award-winning Irish Theatre Company, Dead Centre, do injustice to a great playwright.
"The first time you see a reference to 'Hamnet' it seems like a typo," reckons Ben Kidd, co-founder of Anglo Irish theatre company Dead Centre. And it's that presumed typo - could it be 'Hamlet?' - which initially grabbed the attention of Ben and his co-conspirator Bush Moukarzel.
Though Hamnet features just one actor, Aran is far from alone on stage, thanks to Dead Centre's use of screen technology "We like trying to use technology to do something that could not be achieved on stage in any other way," Ben explains.
Mike Trout walked four times and hit a sacrifice fly in the third, and Shohei Ohtani crushed a 435-foot homer to dead centre in the fourth.
They say the Midlands is dead centre but this is ridiculous.
I used to be pretty much dead centre with a bias towards right, that is Tory, but no more.
Are you in the dead centre of Wrexham?" And Simon Pate asked for the coffin's dimensions so he could "measure a few people up".
Mostly they're going for symmetry, these photographers - some armed with long lenses and some with smart phones - trying to line up the bridges with a friend posing dead centre in front of them.
Mostly they're going for symmetry, these photographers -- some armed with long lenses and some with smart phones -- trying to line up the bridges with a friend posing dead centre in front of them.