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deadhead

dead·head

deadhead

pronunciation:
ded hed
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: (informal) a person who uses a free ticket for transportation, admission, or the like; nonpaying customer.
definition 2: a vehicle, such as a train or truck, carrying no freight or passengers.
definition 3: a slow-witted or dull person.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: deadheaded, deadheading, deadheads
definition: to drive or pilot (a vehicle carrying no payload) from one place to another.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: of a vehicle, to return without a payload.