Dodendraad etymology

Dutch word Dodendraad comes from Dutch dode, Dutch draad

Detailed word origin of Dodendraad

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
dode Dutch (nld) A casualty, victim of a fatal killing, illness, accident etc.. A deceased person.
draad Dutch (nld) (Internet, informal) discussion thread, topic. (engineering) screw thread. Thread. Wire.
Dodendraad Dutch (nld) The Wire of Death: the lethal electric fence that was placed along the border between Belgium and the Netherlands by the German occupiers during the First World War.