dead leg

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dead end

1. A length of pipe leading from a soil, waste, or vent pipe, building drain, or building sewer, which is terminated by a plug, cap, or other closed fitting; there is no circulation in this length of pipe, and no waste from a plumbing fixture is fed into it.
2. The point of fastening in a running rope system where the other end is fastened to a rope drum.
3. In concrete work, the end opposite that to which a load is applied.
4. A portion of a corridor in which the travel to an exit is in one direction only.
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Everton's Kevin Mirallas is |battling a dead leg injury
Unfortunately Brad suffered a dead leg on Monday and he was struggling in the early part of the week," reported the former Giants assistant coach.
Luke Marshall has recovered really well from his dead leg and trained fully this morning.
Gordon suffered a nasty dead leg but is recovering better than we expected," Kearney said.
He picked up a dead leg, which was on the verge of calcifying," said head coach Kevin Maggs.
When biofilm removal is considered with a chemical sanitizing agent, any dead leg ultimately determines the effectiveness of the operation.
A knee niggle picked up in pre-season led to his late arrival on the scene, while he suffered the dead leg against Burnley.
MANCHESTER United manager Sir Alex Ferguson expects John O'Shea to miss the remainder of the season following complications after the defender suffered a dead leg.
Centre Andrew Henderson's dead leg had ruled him out of the Portugal match, while scrum-half Rory Lawson tweaked his back during a weights session earlier this week.
But he admitted he was stunned before the game when ex-Aberdeen striker David Zdrilic complained he was suffering from a dead leg.
It was just a nasty dead leg but it was so badly bruised it had doctors worried.
She needed an operation to remove dead leg muscle but is now out of danger.