noun log·ger·head \ˈl-gər-ˌhed, ˈlä-\

Definition of LOGGERHEAD

chiefly dialect
a :  blockhead
b :  head; especially :  a disproportionately large head
a :  a very large chiefly carnivorous sea turtle (Caretta caretta) of subtropical and temperate waters
b :  alligator snapping turtle
:  an iron tool consisting of a long handle terminating in a ball or bulb that is heated and used to melt tar or to heat liquids
at loggerheads
:  in or into a state of quarrelsome disagreement

Examples of LOGGERHEAD

  1. <that loggerhead couldn't find the business end of a cow even if his life depended on it>

Illustration of LOGGERHEAD


probably from English dialect logger block of wood + English head
First Known Use: 1588
AT LOGGERHEADS Defined for Kids


noun log·ger·head \ˈl-gər-ˌhed, ˈlä-\

Definition of LOGGERHEAD for Kids

:  a very large sea turtle found in the warmer parts of the Atlantic Ocean


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