head·​butt | \ ˈhed-ˌbət How to pronounce headbutt (audio) \
variants: or head-butt or head butt
plural headbutts or head-butts or head butts

Definition of headbutt

: a violent blow with the forehead or crown of the head especially into the face or head of another person I took the offensive next, figuring a headbutt to the bridge of his nose would be a strategic response …— Corwin Ericson A fearless former BMX racer … , McEwen uses elbows, shoulders and an occasional head butt to fight for position in the sprint.— Michael Henson

Other Words from headbutt

headbutt or head-butt verb, transitive + intransitive headbutted or head-butted; headbutting or head-butting; headbutts or head-butts
When Mr. Bartle got up, Gordon headbutted him, breaking his nose and leaving him needing an operation … — Rob Kennedy It has been awhile since Dennis Rodman head-butted Chicago's Stacey King and was ejected from a game … — Joe Menzer Ordinary soccer brutes head-butt to break an opponent's nose. Time
headbutter or head-butter noun, plural headbutters or head-butters
The others, skinny kids from Leeds, were headbutters and kickers and they got into a corner and took out several locals before Cashin … got there. — Peter Temple

First Known Use of headbutt

1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Headbutt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headbutt. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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