cathead

noun
cat·​head | \ ˈkat-ˌhed How to pronounce cathead (audio) \

Definition of cathead

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

First Known Use of cathead

1626, in the meaning defined above

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