deadhead

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A fan of the rock band, the Grateful Dead
An employee of a transportation company, especially a pilot, traveling as a passenger for logistical reasons, for example to return home or travel to their next assignment

Are you my deadhead to Miami?.

To drive an empty vehicle

Kit had fallen into conversation with a footplate man who was deadheading back out to Samarkand, where he lived with his wife and children.

To travel as a deadhead, or non-paying passenger
A fan of the rock band the Grateful Dead
To send (a person or message) for free

I'll deadhead the message for you, Mr. Savage. It won't cost a thing..

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A person staying at a lodging, such as a hotel or boarding house, without paying rent; freeloader

Haviland had a sense of humor; it would make a story too good to keep--the new oil operator, the magnificent and mysterious New York financier, a deadhead at the Ajax. Oh, murder!.

A person either admitted to a theatrical or musical performance without charge, or paid to attend

Among the Romans.... The free admission tickets were small ivory death's heads, and specimens of these are to be seen in the Museum of Naples. From this custom, it is stated, that we derive our word Deadhead, as denoting one who has a free entrance to places of amusement.

Anyone traveling for free

Must either spend or else get off the car.

To remove spent or dead blossoms from a plant

If you deadhead your roses regularly, they will bloom all season.

A train or truck moved between cities with no passengers or freight, in order to make it available for service
A stupid or boring person; dullard

Listen, you two deadheads, he growled at them, more viciously energetic than he meant, and both turned to stare. He softened his tone. What's going on here, anyway? What kind of a morgue is this? Is this any way to spend my last four days in town? Come on, let's all go out and do something..

v To return without paying cargo, whether freight or passengers Used of commercial vehicles
(1) An empty car, or (2) a passenger (or off-duty crew member) riding free on a pass; or (3) a locomotive traveling without cars
Empty (unloaded) miles traveled by a driver in order to move his or her truck to pick up a paying load
a train or bus or taxi traveling empty a nonenterprising person who is not paying his way; "the deadheads on the payroll should be eased out as fast as possible
An airline employee who is flying without a paid ticket, and not as a member of a working crew
with no passengers or freight
a train or bus or taxi traveling empty
{i} plane carrying no passengers or freight; vehicle (such as a bus, train or taxi) that travels empty (with no passengers); one who goes to a performance without paying the admission fee; fan of the rock band "The Grateful Dead"; faded flower head; (Slang) unintelligent person
The movement of a transit vehicle without passengers aboard; often to and from a garage or to and from one route to another
Originally a noun, now a verb meaning to fly the return leg of a trip without cargo or passengers Originally coined during the infancy of the major airlines, the term was pejoratively applied to company employees or spouses, who were strapped into otherwise empty seats to give the appearance of high business volume
travel without a load; pulling an empty trailer
Miles and hours that a vehicle travels when out of revenue service This includes leaving and returning to the garage, changing routes, etc , and when there is no reasonable expectation of carrying revenue passengers However, it does not include charter service, school bus service, operator training, maintenance training, etc For non-scheduled, non-fixed-route service (demand responsive), deadhead mileage also includes the travel between the dispatching point and passenger pick-up or drop-off
a nonenterprising person who is not paying his way; "the deadheads on the payroll should be eased out as fast as possible"
Take off dead flowers This is done to prolong plant life in annuals by preventing seed formation via flowering
In transport, a vehicle traveling outbound or inbound without a load
An old log which has lost most of its bouyancy, and now floats nearly vertical, with one end down, and the upper end just at or below water level Deadheads are common in old harbors where logs were floated in for loading on boats
{f} go to a performance without paying the admission fee; fly a plane carrying no passengers or freight; drive a vehicle (such as a bus, train or taxi) empty (with no passengers); pull out dead flowers from a plant
to remove the dead or dying flowers from a plant
See under Dead, a
One who receives free tickets for theaters, public conveyances, etc
Miles and hours that a vehicle travels when out of revenue service This includes leaving and returning to the garage, changing routes, etc , and times when there is no reasonable expectation of carrying revenue passengers However, it does not include charter service, school bus service, operator training, maintenance training, etc For non-scheduled, non-fixed-route service (demand-responsive), deadhead mileage also includes the travel between the dispatching point and passenger pick-up or drop-off
Paid crew moving on trains, without performing service, from one terminal to another at railroad's convenience Any railroad employee traveling on a pass Locomotive hauled by another
A locomotive, not under power, hauled by another Division Point One of a number of sections of a large railroad, run as an independent entity to the extent of having its own fleet of locomotives, engines, and repair shops, officials, and clerical and operating personnel Dog-Leg Railroad parlance for a sharp reverse curve in the track The term's basis is the comparable crooked appearance of a dog's hind legs Driving Axle An axle on which the driving wheels are mounted Dry Film The film resulting from a paint treatment
A buoy
Empty (unloaded) miles traveled by a driver in order to move his or her truck to pickup a paying load
Removal of spent blooms to improve appearance and/or prevent seed formation Promotes bushy growth and prolonged flowering of annuals Back to alphabetical list
deadheading
Present participle of deadhead
deadheading
the removal of dead flowers from a plant in order to encourage the growth of new ones, and to prevent the production of seeds
deadheaded
past of deadhead
deadheading
– segment of a trip made by a transit vehicle not in revenue service
deadheading
A trucking term that means the driving of a tractor-trailer that is empty, usually on the return trip from delivering goods A special trucking endorsement, Truckers Insurance for Non-Trucking Use, may be necessary when deadheading
deadheading
Operating without passengers
deadheading
The intentional removal of dead flowers or seeds from a plant to encourage or prolong its bloom period
deadheading
-The costly return trip of an empty transportation container Opposite of backhauling
deadheads
third-person singular of deadhead
deadheads
plural of , deadhead
deadhead
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