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1The exact centre of something.‘Kansas, the dead centre of the USA’[as adverb] ‘most notebooks have a logo sitting dead centre’
- ‘You could also try dropping it dead centre at the net.’
- ‘Déadro jumped away from the tree with amazing speed as my arrow wedged itself into the dead centre of it.’
- ‘He pitched to 10 feet and holed dead centre to match Goosen's birdie.’
- ‘This is achieved if the top dead centre of the piston motion is kept fixed and the bottom dead centre is varied.’
- ‘There is an immense quiet here, 500 metres above sea level in what is almost the dead centre of France.’
- ‘They wrote it off as the dead centre, rejected it as a good-for-nothing wasteland.’
- ‘It calls for the top dead centre of the piston motion to be kept fixed, while the bottom dead centre is varied.’
- ‘Trailing by one point, Fox needed the conversion to secure victory and the kick was dead centre to the posts.’
- ‘So far from seeing this as an optional extra, I see it rather as dead centre for any true spiritual development in the culture today.’
- ‘It hit dead centre and Lidiah was left grinning like an idiot.’
- ‘He adds two bumps on top and slaps a floppy pebble dead centre.’
- ‘Don't forget the Rule of Thirds, or just simply remember to take shots without bunging the subject dead centre.’
- ‘It was a massive shot with a great carry and dead centre.’
- ‘We have hit the wreck dead centre where it is broken open at the engine room.’
- ‘The A5 begins in the dead centre of town.’
- ‘He placed the tip in the dead centre of his palm and pulled down, creating a tiny trickle of his own blood.’
- ‘The front garden, behind the privet, was clipped to within an inch of its life, with a single standard rose in the dead centre.’
- ‘After all, this was the dead centre of Limerick's commercial heart.’
- ‘Dead centre below the display window is a large PTT switch.’
- ‘There's a small window dead centre with LCD display for channel number and battery power.’
- 1.1The position of a crank when it is in line with the connecting rod and not exerting torque.
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