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Meaning of DEADBEAT

Pronunciation:  'ded`beet

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  someone who fails to meet a financial obligation
 

DEADBEAT is a 8 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: defaulter
 
 See Also: deadbeat dad, debtor

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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}.

 

 

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