making a beat without recoil
a deadbeat clock escapement
said of an indicator on a meter, etc.
3. US , Informal
designating a parent
to make court-ordered payments for the support of a child
noun US , Slang
a person who tries
to evade paying debts
Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.