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1. Dead wood, including fallen or standing trees, branches, and stumps.
2. One or more people or things considered as burdensome, superfluous, or serving no useful purpose: Management fired all the deadwood in the department as a cost-saving measure.
3. also dead wood Sports Fallen bowling pins that remain on the alley.
4. Nautical A timber or set of timbers helping to connect the keel of a vessel to the stem or the sternpost.
1. (Forestry) dead trees or branches
2. informal a useless person; encumbrance
3. (Nautical Terms) nautical a filler piece between the keel and the stern of a wooden vessel
1. dead branches or trees.
2. useless or extraneous persons or things.
3. a reinforcing construction located between the keel of a ship and the stem or sternpost.
4. bowling pins knocked down but not cleared from the alley.
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|Noun||1.||deadwood - a branch or a part of a tree that is dead|
branch - a division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant
|2.||deadwood - someone or something that is unwanted and unneeded|