Meaning of deadhead
Pronunciation: (ded'hed"), [key]
— Informal. Informal.
- a person who attends a performance, sports event, etc., or travels on a train, airplane, etc., without having paid for a ticket, esp. a person using a complimentary ticket or free pass.
- a train, railroad car, airplane, truck, or other commercial vehicle while operating empty, as when returning to a terminal.
- a stupid or boring person; dullard.
- excess metal in the riser of a mold.
- a sunken or partially sunken log.
- to transport (someone) as a deadhead.
- to move (an empty commercial vehicle) along a route.
- to remove faded blooms from (ornamental plants), esp. in flower gardens, often to help continued blooming.
- to act or serve as a deadhead.
- (of a commercial vehicle) to travel without cargo or paying passengers: The train carried coal to Pittsburgh and then deadheaded back to Virginia to pick up another load.
- deadhead (Thesaurus)