Deadfall meaning

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A trap for large animals in which a heavy weight is arranged to fall on and kill or disable the prey.
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A mass of fallen timber and tangled brush.
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A tangled mass of fallen trees and brush.
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(US) A kind of trap for large animals, consisting of a heavy board or log that falls on to the prey.
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(US, slang) A cheap, rough saloon or bar.
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A trap arranged so that a heavy weight is dropped on the prey, killing or disabling it.
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