from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Dead branches or wood on a tree.
- n. One that is burdensome or superfluous.
- n. Sports Fallen bowling pins that remain on the alley.
- n. Nautical The vertical planking between the keel of a vessel and the sternpost, serving as a reinforcement.
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- n. coarse woody debris
- n. people judged to be superfluous to an organization or project
- n. money not realized by exiting a winning pump trade too early
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A mass of timbers built into the bow and stern of a vessel to give solidity.
- n. Dead trees or branches; useless material.
- n. People who are unproductive; -- used especially in reference to employees.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a branch or a part of a tree that is dead
- n. someone or something that is unwanted and unneeded
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He talks to a variety of educators -- including the controversial Washington, D.C., superintendent Michelle Rhee, whose efforts to prune the deadwood from the District of Columbia's dreadful public school system met only resistance from parents at the schools.
We can not fix anything until the deadwood is kicked out of Washington and all perks taken from them.
"We support management to promote more deadwood in pine forests as the level of natural deadwood is generally too low."
I have discovered a dangerous new addiction. the world of dvd screen capture. see – now i can say, “i think this shot in deadwood, ep 12 is really pretty.” and SHOW you!
Here and there she arranged natural objects — seashells, stones, weathered deadwood from the timberline in the High Sierra.
This is often referred to as the deadwood dilemma.
When it came to layoffs, "they made the assumption that the deadwood was the mothers," Calvert said.
I guess that why it now called the deadwood not redwood trees.
"We've gotten rid of the so-called deadwood," Harrington said.
a Deutsche Bank retail analyst, said Sears must chop the underperforming stores -- what he called "deadwood" -- from its Sears and Kmart chains.