headblock

noun

Definition of headblock 

: a block supporting the head of something: such as

a : a part of a sawmill carriage that supports the log

b : a block of wood between the fifth wheel and the forward spring of a carriage or wagon

c : one of a set of extra-long railroad ties used for supporting the operating mechanism of a point rail

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1811, in the meaning defined above

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