deathblow

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death +‎ blow

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deathblow (plural deathblows)

  1. A strike or blow that leads to death, especially a coup de grace.
  2. Something that prevents the completion, or ends the existence, of a project etc.; a fatal setback.
    The opening of the bridge dealt a deathblow to the ferry.

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