1.1North American A dead branch caught precariously high in a tree which may fall on a person below.
More example sentences
- Branches over a trail that are broken and being suspended by other branches - called ‘widow-makers’ by woods-workers - are the most common of these.
- In favor of grazing cattle and the occasional hunting camp, the government had dashed our hopes like a falling widow-maker.
Definition of widow-maker in:
- The US English dictionary