Dead Center

Business / Machine Shop / Dead Center: A center that does not rotate: commonly found on the tailstock of a lathe. Also, an expression for the exact center of an object.

Other Words for Dead

Dead Adverb Synonyms: completely, entirely, absolutely, totally, abruptly, suddenly
Dead Adjective Synonyms: deceased, defunct, extinct, gone, departed, late, lifeless, no more, done for, gone for a burton

Half Center

Business / Machine Shop / Half Center: A dead center that has a portion of the 60 degree cone cut away. MORE

Dead Wood

Entertainment / Bowling / Dead Wood: Pins that remain on the lane or in the gutter after being knocked down after the machine has reset the pins. They are removed in ten-pin before play continues, but left in place in both candlepin and MORE


Life Style / Travel / Deadhead: (1) a person traveling on a free pass; more specifically a transportation crew or crew-member in transit. (2) to operate any empty vehicle. MORE

Dead Weight

Entertainment / Golf / Dead Weight: (also 'overall weight') the total weight of a golf club (see also 'swingweight') MORE

Dead Smooth

Business / Machine Shop / Dead Smooth: The term applied to the finest cut of a file. MORE

Dead Rubber

Entertainment / Tennis / Dead Rubber: Refers to a davis cup match which is played after the victor of the tie has already been decided. Dead rubbers may or may not be played depending on the coaches agreement to do so and are usually best MORE