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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a branch or a part of a tree that is dead;

2. someone or something that is unwanted and unneeded;
[syn: fifth wheel, deadwood]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

79 Moby Thesaurus words for "deadwood": allowance, bine, bones, bough, branch, branchedness, branchiness, bulge, burgeon, chaff, culm, dishwater, draff, dregs, dust, edge, filings, flagellum, fork, frond, garbage, gash, handicap, head start, hogwash, husks, leavings, lees, limb, odds, offal, offscourings, offshoot, orts, overhand, parings, potsherds, rags, ramage, ramification, raspings, refuse, runner, sarment, scion, scourings, scrap iron, scraps, scum, shards, shavings, shoot, slack, slag, slip, slop, slops, spear, spray, sprig, sprit, sprout, start, stolon, stubble, sucker, sweepings, swill, switch, tares, tendril, thallus, twig, vantage, wastage, waste, waste matter, wastepaper, weeds