- Dead branches or wood on a tree. (noun)
- One that is burdensome or superfluous. (noun)
- Sports Fallen bowling pins that remain on the alley. (noun)
- Nautical The vertical planking between the keel of a vessel and the sternpost, serving as a reinforcement. (noun)
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