One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An object buried in or secured to the ground for the purpose of providing anchorage or leverage.
- ‘Erection began by tilting up a shorter 20-foot-4-inch wide panel, which was braced to a deadman.’
- ‘Wind blowing onto the front face of the panel will result in a compressive force in the brace which will tend to push the deadman further into the ground.’
- ‘The form section was restrained temporarily by two wooden kickers or support beams braced against a concrete dead-man, which was anchored to the ground.’
- ‘Lumber was the choice of bracing by 64% of the respondents, cables and deadmen by 27%, and tilt-up braces by 18% (percents exceed 100 because some contractors used more than one type).’
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