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Meaning of DEATHBLOW

Pronunciation:  'deth`blow

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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
 
 Definition: 
\Death"blow`\, n.
A mortal or crushing blow; a stroke or event which kills or
destroys.

      The deathblow of my hope.                --Byron.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: bane, beating, clincher, collapse, conquering, conquest, crash, crusher, death, death knell, death stroke, debacle, defeat, destruction, doom, downfall, drubbing, early death, early grave, end, end-all, ender, failure, fall, fate, final stroke, finisher, finishing stroke, hiding, kayo, kayo punch, knockout, knockout blow, KO, lambasting, last dab, lathering, lethal blow, licking, mastery, overcoming, overthrow, overturn, quietus, ruin, settler, smash, sockdolager, stopper, stroke of death, subdual, subduing, subjugation, sudden death, thrashing, trimming, trouncing, undoing, untimely end, vanquishment, Waterloo, whipping
 

 

 

 

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