= D =
depeditate /dee-ped'*-tayt/ n.
[by (faulty) analogy with
`decapitate'] Humorously, to cut off the feet of. When one is
using some computer-aided typesetting tools, careless placement of
text blocks within a page or above a rule can result in chopped-off
letter descenders. Such letters are said to have been depeditated.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.