snag
 n.— «A bolt of lighting had struck a 70-foot-tall snag—a standing dead tree—in the Tin Cup Creek drainage of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness early that morning, and was burning in what looked like knee-high brush.» —“For Firefighters, the Job Comes Down to Playing Percentages” by Jeff Barnard in Grants Pass, Ore. Los Angeles Times Dec. 9, 2001. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)