(also Allen charge, deadlock charge) A very strong charge given by a judge to a jury, seeking to ensure a verdict: might have been better off had the jury been instructed with a dynamite charge
[1990s+ Lawyers; fr a punning use of charge]
[dahy-nuh-mahyt] /ˈdaɪ nəˌmaɪt/ noun 1. a high explosive, originally consisting of nitroglycerin mixed with an absorbent substance, now with ammonium nitrate usually replacing the nitroglycerin. 2. any person or thing having a spectacular effect. verb (used with object), dynamited, dynamiting. 3. to blow up, shatter, or destroy with dynamite: Saboteurs dynamited the dam. 4. to […]
[dahy-nuh-mahyz] /ˈdaɪ nəˌmaɪz/ verb (used with object), dynamized, dynamizing. 1. to make more active, productive, or the like; energize: an attempt to dynamize the local economy.
[dahy-nuh-moh] /ˈdaɪ nəˌmoʊ/ noun, plural dynamos. 1. an electric generator, especially for direct current. 2. an energetic, hardworking, forceful person. 1. variant of : dynamometer. /ˈdaɪnəˌməʊ/ noun (pl) -mos 1. a device for converting mechanical energy into electrical energy, esp one that produces direct current Compare generator (sense 1) 2. (informal) an energetic hard-working person […]
[dahy-nuh-moh-i-lek-trik] /ˌdaɪ nə moʊ ɪˈlɛk trɪk/ adjective 1. pertaining to the conversion of mechanical energy into energy, or vice versa: a dynamoelectric machine. /ˌdaɪnəməʊɪˈlɛktrɪk/ adjective 1. of or concerned with the interconversion of mechanical and electrical energy dynamoelectric (dī’nə-mō’ĭ-lěk’trĭk) Relating to the conversion of mechanical energy to electrical energy or vice versa. Hydroelectric power plants […]