What does Deadwood mean? Paulo P. October 25, 2018 18:56 Updated Follow Any remaining cards from your hand which are not part of a valid combination ( set or run ) are called deadwood. click for customer support Related articles What are the Sets & the Runs? What does Gin mean? When can a player go Gin? How do I find my Player ID and PIN for Gin Rummy Plus? What is the valid run? How can I learn Gin Rummy by playing? Comments 0 comments Article is closed for comments.