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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An end of a passage, such as a street or pipe, that affords no exit.
  • n. A point beyond which no movement or progress can be made; an impasse.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A path or strategy that goes nowhere or is blocked on one end.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible
  • n. a passage with access only at one end

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