1. [early 19C; 1940s+] money [ref. to the barrels in which valuable liquor is stored].
2. [mid–late 19C] the pulpit.
3. [1920s] (US Und.) a beer keg, holding bootleg alcohol.
4. [1940s] a police truncheon.
5. [1950s+] (also tree) the penis.
6. [1980s+] an erection; thus give/slip someone wood, of a man, to have sexual intercourse [the solidity of the erection].
[1990s+] to masturbate.
[1980s+] (US) to get an erection; thus in fig. use, to become extremely excited.
[1990s+] to achieve an erection.
[1990s+] to render erect.
[1990s+] (US) an erection of the penis first thing in the morning.
see pull one’s wire under wire n.1
1. [1970s+] (US) of a man, to have sexual intercourse.
2. see also general phrs. below.
[2000s] to display an erection (cf. sport a woodie under woodie n.2 ).
[2010s] to subject oneself to (anal) intercourse.
[1970s–80s] (N.Z. prison) an injury inflicted by a truncheon.
see have the deadwood on under deadwood n.
[1970s] (US) to beat severely.
[late 18C–early 19C] to mount the pulpit, to preach.
1. to punish, to coerce by threats.
2. to cause serious trouble for.
3. see also sex phrs. above.
SE in slang uses
[19C+] a carpenter.
1. (Aus.) a fool.
2. (Aus. prison) an inexperienced prisoner.
1. to ostracize a fellow worker; thus woodheaping n.
2. to force an itinerant to chop firewood in return for food and accommodation.
[19C] (US) a derog. term for a rustic, a peasant.
[late 19C–1910s] a street seller of matches.
[late 19C+] (Can./US) a skunk, a polecat.
[2010s] (US) to be obsessed with, usu. negatively.
[late 18C–mid-19C] to stand in the pillory.
[20C+] (Aus.) second-rate.
[1910s+] to shut the door; usu. as imper.
[mid–late 19C] to stand in the stocks; latterly to serve a prison sentence.
[early 19C] standing in the pillory.
a general labourer; also in non-manual use (see cite 1912).
[mid-19C] (US) to drink.