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dead' cen'ter



Mach.
1. Also called dead point. (in a reciprocating engine) either of two positions at which the crank cannot be turned by the connecting rod, occurring at each end of a stroke when the crank and connecting rod are in the same line.
2. See under center (def. 19a).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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