Dead pool, noun.

  1. A dead pool, also known as a death pool, is a game of prediction which involves guessing when someone will die. Sometimes it is a bet where money is involved. The combination of dead or death, and betting pool, refers to such a gambling arrangement.
  2. Common in events where death was a possibility i.e. motor sports, motorcycle or car races.
  3. A modern application of the word is used as part of a pool to determine when famous celebrities will die.

Who will die in 2017?  Here's our prediction.

10. Kirk Douglas

8. Hugh Hefner

6. Dick Van Dyke

4. Doris Day

2. Charlie Sheen

9. Bill Clinton

7. Billy Graham

5. Bob Barker

3. Jimmy Carter

1. Larry King