There are 2 definitions of deadwood in English:


Syllabification: dead·wood
Pronunciation: /ˈdedwo͝od


1A branch or part of a tree that is dead.
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  • Like fingerings for the double flute after a long absence, the old skills came back with surprising speed: the uses of deadwood and tree bark, the knack of setting a rabbit snare, where to look for strawberries.
  • One scout stayed in the boat and myself and the other one cleared branches, bushes and deadwood to get him through and down to the boat.
  • His feet slipped over fallen deadwood and sapless branches that snapped like gunshots as he ran amongst them.
1.1People or things that are no longer useful or productive.
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  • Andrew Runciman confided: ‘There's a lot of dead wood in the public sector that needs sorting out.’
  • Mostly this process will clear away a lot of dead wood, discrediting a crowd of mediocre directors and actors that no one will care about in two years' time.
  • The Legislature wanted the committee to remove dead wood provisions from the Maryland Constitution.

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There are 2 definitions of deadwood in English:


Syllabification: Dead·wood
Pronunciation: /ˈdedwo͝od
A city in western South Dakota, in the Black Hills, known for its 1870s gold rush and Boot Hill cemetery; population 1,283 (est. 2008).