Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A stroke or blow that causes death.
  • noun A destructive event or occurrence.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A blow causing death; a mortal blow.
  • noun Figuratively, something which destroys, extinguishes, or blights.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A mortal or crushing blow; a stroke or event which kills or destroys.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A strike or blow that leads to death, especially a coup de grace
  • noun Something that prevents the completion, or ends the existence of some project etc

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

  • noun the blow that kills (usually mercifully)

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

death +‎ blow

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