Having intercourse where doggy is attemped, but failed, but not necsessarily a complete fail. This is whereupon the female on lying belly down with her arms and legs in star poistion and the male is giving to her from behind.
"Joe tried doggy, but I was tired. At least I gave him dead man's float. I took a nap."
by Nora69duuude February 18, 2009
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Floating face down in water, making it difficult to breathe
The Coast Guard pulled a body out of the water that was doing the dead man's float
by x11198109v0 October 03, 2014