Definition of "widow-maker" [wid•ow-mak•er]

  • Something which or someone who takes the lives of men; a hazard that affects mostly men or is specific for some trade, occupied mostly by men. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "widow-maker" in a sentence
  • "But the early 90s were also a time when most American teens were able to handle Macbethand the one-mile-run and getting drilled in the face by third-year senior Frankie Del Maccio's 80-mile-per-hour "widow-maker" during dodgeball in P.E. class by their sophomore year, without so much as one personal pain and suffering lawsuit levied against the school district, the gym teacher, or the kickball manufacturers."
  • "Critics were calling the Osprey a boondoggle and a death trap, a “widow-maker.”"
  • "Given that record, and with its last crash nearly a decade behind it, the idea that the Osprey was a “death trap” and “widow-maker,” as its harshest critics had charged, sounded like a hysterical echo from the past."