dead side

dead side

i. The side away from the aircraft formation (e.g., right-hand seat when formatting in the right echelon position).
ii. The side of the runway away from the circuit area in use.
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A few steps further this man came up with another as miserable to the full as he himself; they silently embraced, and then without a word passed the cords round their throats, and fell dead side by side.
I'd always be in the Hurricane Fly camp and I'm expecting the ground to ride on the dead side today, which will help him.
We were hoping to win the Greenham last time but I wasn't too disappointed because the ground was on the dead side, which didn't suit him," Botti said on his website.
I think he'll run better than his fifth place last year with Dougie Costello reunited, but with a lot of other horses likely to make the pace as well and the ground being on the dead side I wonder whether he'll be at his best.
Favourable weather conditions over the weekend should see conditions improve but are likely to be on the dead side - good to soft - if the forecasters are correct.
Steering is on the dead side but otherwise ride and handling are acceptable.
I asked three jockeys, two of them said that the going was on the dead side.
I asked three jockeys - two of them said that the going was on the dead side, yet Jason Weaver said it was just on the fast side so I took his advice.
And, on the evidence of the last two days, the ground in Haydock seems to be a bit on the dead side, which won't help him.
He's an unknown quantity on good ground, so we're hoping it might be on the dead side.
Tabaret was switched to Ayr for the Listed Harry Rosebery Stakes, but found the combination of a 5lb penalty and ground on the dead side too much when finishing third to Curtail.