I. deadhead dead‧head 1 [ˈdedhed] noun [countable] informal TRAVEL
someone who avoids paying their fare on a train, bus etc
  [m0] II. deadhead deadhead 2 adjective [only before a noun] TRANSPORT
a deadhead journey by a truck, bus etc is one on which no goods or passengers are being carried:

• Our trucks usually operate with full loads, avoiding deadhead miles.

  [m0] III. deadhead deadhead 3 verb [transitive] TRANSPORT
to drive a truck or bus without carrying any goods or passengers

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deadhead UK US /ˈdedhed/ adjective [before noun] TRANSPORT
used to describe a plane, truck, or other vehicle that is travelling, or a journey that is made, without passengers or goods, or with fewer passengers or goods than usual: »

Our schedules aim to avoid deadhead trips, as far as is possible.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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