Sure as death; unerring; fixed; complete; as, a dead shot; a dead certainty.
Out of play; regarded as out of the game; -- said of a ball, a piece, or a player under certain conditions in cricket, baseball, checkers, and some other games.
A ball which stops so close to the hole that the next putt is a certainty.
When the ball is dead, it can only be returned to play via a serve. (Exception: See continuous play rules).
Dice out of play for various reasons — player failing to shake dice before rolling, refusing to bounce them from a board, etc.
Pins which fall but stay on the frame after the opening shot. These are not removed and in subsequent shots may be a help (see Lovely dead) or a hindrance (see Robbing dead).
unerringly accurate; "a dead shot"; "took dead aim"
lacking resilience or bounce; "a dead tennis ball"
Used to describe a shot where all is necessary to make the ball is just to make legal contact. "That 9 ball is dead in the side."
Offensive player has the ball and has already used their dribble. They must now either pass or shot the ball.
Descriptive of a shot that stops immediately when it lands.
adj. the state (of the ball) in which play is not occurring, such that batsmen may not score runs or get out.