headwork

noun
head·​work | \ ˈhed-ˌwərk How to pronounce headwork (audio) \

Definition of headwork

: mental labor especially : clever thinking

First Known Use of headwork

1642, in the meaning defined above

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“Headwork.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headwork. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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