cathead

noun
cat·head | \ˈkat-ˌhed \

Definition of cathead 

: a projecting piece of timber or iron near the bow of a ship to which the anchor is hoisted and secured

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Some are giant, crumbly catheads Wyatt Williams, Bon Appetit, "The Best Biscuits in Georgia Are at the Gas Station," 18 Apr. 2017 Some are giant, crumbly catheads; others are little misshapen drops. Wyatt Williams, Bon Appetit, "The Best Biscuits in Georgia Are at the Gas Station," 18 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of cathead

1626, in the meaning defined above

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