: wood dead on the tree
: useless personnel or material
: solid timbers built in at the extreme bow and stern of a ship when too narrow to permit framing
: bowling pins that have been knocked down but remain on the alley
Examples of DEADWOOD
- She's determined to get the deadwood out of the company.
- a healthy tree with no deadwood
First Known Use of DEADWOOD
Related to DEADWOOD
- chaff, garbage, debris, dreck (also drek), dross, dust, effluvium (also effluvia), junk, litter, offal, offscouring, raffle, refuse, riffraff, rubbish, scrap, spilth, trash, truck, waste
Rhymes with DEADWOOD
, for good
, make good
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