Simple Definition of deadwood
: people or things that are not useful or helpful in achieving a goal
: dead wood on a tree
Full Definition of deadwood
1 : wood dead on the tree
2 : useless personnel or material
3 : solid timbers built in at the extreme bow and stern of a ship when too narrow to permit framing
4 : bowling pins that have been knocked down but remain on the alley
Examples of deadwood in a sentence
She's determined to get the deadwood out of the company.
a healthy tree with no deadwood
First Known Use of deadwood
Rhymes with deadwood
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