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See definition of deadfall on Dictionary.com
  • as inbooby trap
  • as inclip joint
  • as inpitfall

synonyms for deadfall

  • land mine
  • ambush
  • baited trap
  • decoy
  • hidden danger
  • mine
  • mousetrap
  • pitfall
  • setup
  • snare
  • trap
  • trip wire
  • danger
  • difficulty
  • drawback
  • peril
  • risk
  • snag
  • catch
  • downfall
  • entanglement
  • hook
  • mesh
  • mousetrap
  • pit
  • quicksand
  • setup
  • snare
  • swindle
  • toil
  • web
  • booby trap
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How to use deadfall in a sentence

I have poked a few holes in the mesh from dragging my Speedgoats over sharp rocks and through deadfall, though the punctures didn’t affect the performance of the waterproof membrane, as they did not penetrate the liner beneath the mesh.
THE HOKA SPEEDGOAT MIDS CURED MY BLISTERSKAELYN LYNCHJUNE 30, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
Spandex can be a passable solution, but leggings often leave me swampy in all the wrong places, and I’ve torn holes in more than a few pairs trying to heft myself over deadfall.
AT LAST, THE PERFECT HIKING PANTS FOR CURVY WOMENKAELYN LYNCHMARCH 25, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
He has broken away from several steel traps, and he always takes the bait of a deadfall without harm to himself.
RED HUNTERS AND THE ANIMAL PEOPLECHARLES A. EASTMAN
After three or four days, I again went to the deadfall, wondering and imagining all kinds of things.
FIFTY YEARS A HUNTER AND TRAPPERELDRED NATHANIEL WOODCOCK
With some hard work and heavy lifting I got another good deadfall built that day.
FIFTY YEARS A HUNTER AND TRAPPERELDRED NATHANIEL WOODCOCK
The carcass of the bear was, of course, a complete loss, and that is a serious objection to the deadfall as a bear trap.
FIFTY YEARS A HUNTER AND TRAPPERELDRED NATHANIEL WOODCOCK
When the mink will not take bait readily, then of course the deadfall does not make a successful mink trap.
FIFTY YEARS A HUNTER AND TRAPPERELDRED NATHANIEL WOODCOCK
I tried to hide under a deadfall, knowing that it was poor protection against rifle fire.
HIGHWAYS IN HIDINGGEORGE OLIVER SMITH
I couldn't tell which direction they came from; I was too busy trying to stuff my feet into a gopher hole under my deadfall.
HIGHWAYS IN HIDINGGEORGE OLIVER SMITH
The deadfall if made right and located where game frequents is quite successful.
DEADFALLS AND SNARESA. R. (ARTHUR ROBERT) HARDING
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DEADFALL

  • ambush
  • baited trap
  • deadfall
  • decoy
  • hidden danger
  • land mine
  • mine
  • mousetrap
  • pitfall
  • setup
  • snare
  • trap
  • trip wire
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.