Deadwood Dead"wood`, n. 1. (Naut.) A mass of timbers built into the bow and stern of a vessel to give solidity. [1913 Webster]

2. Dead trees or branches; useless material. [1913 Webster]

3. [fig.] People who are unproductive; -- used especially in reference to employees. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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