Deathblow meaning

dĕth'blō'
A stroke or blow that causes death.
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A destructive event or occurrence.

Dealt a deathblow to our hopes.

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A blow that causes death.
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A thing or event that is destructive or fatal (to something)
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A strike or blow that leads to death, especially a coup de grace.
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Something that prevents the completion, or ends the existence of some project etc.

The opening of the bridge dealt a deathblow to the ferry.

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Origin of deathblow

death +‎ blow