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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The Middlesbrough striker had an emergency operation on Monday night after suffering a dead leg in training.
He later revealed it is more of a severe dead leg, one that could keep him out of tomorrow night's World Cup qualifier, and one that inevitably casts doubt over his availability to Tony Pulis as Tottenham visit The Hawthorns on Saturday.
INJURY Hughes suffered dead legs in successive weeks CONCERN McEneaney has number of stars out
Then he retreated to the film room to further evaluate Shaquille O'Neal's listless play, Bryant's frequent misfires, Devean George's dead legs and Horry's dead shot.
We came out with dead legs, but you can't blame (the Dons), they were in traffic.
Louis Carey, Cole Skuse and Brian Wilson are all doubts for City through dead legs.