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Meaning of DEATHBLOW

Pronunciation:  'deth`blow

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the blow that kills (usually mercifully)

DEATHBLOW is a 9 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: coup de grace
 See Also: kill, killing, putting to death



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Death"blow`\, n.
A mortal or crushing blow; a stroke or event which kills or

      The deathblow of my hope.                --Byron.

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