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deadbeat


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deadbeat  \Dead"beat`\,  a.  (Physics) 
  Making  a  beat  without  recoil;  giving  indications  by  a  single 
  beat  or  excursion;  --  said  of  galvanometers  and  other 
  instruments  in  which  the  needle  or  index  moves  to  the  extent 
  of  its  deflection  and  stops  with  little  or  no  further 
  oscillation. 
 
  {Deadbeat  escapement}.  See  under  {Escapement}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deadbeat 
  n  :  someone  who  fails  to  meet  a  financial  obligation  [syn:  {defaulter}] 




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