The removal of faded heads of flowers. Pinch here, snip there, removing spent flowers that have already bloomed. This process of pinching off used or spent blooms is to keep the plants well groomed and to prevent them from setting seed. This will also promote continued bloom.
The removal of dead flowers from a plant by pinching the flower (including the ovary) from the stem. This is done to encourage further blooming by preventing the plant from wasting energy by producing seeds.
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.