mul·​ti·​head·​ed ˌməl-tē-ˈhe-dəd How to pronounce multiheaded (audio)
: having more than one head
a multiheaded monster
… depending on who you ask, it's either allowed the multiheaded company to work or created bitter rivalries among the divisions.Daniel McGinn

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web On one side of the strait lies Scylla, a multiheaded monster who devours sailors six at a time. Scott Sellers, Forbes, 14 Mar. 2022 Yet, like a multiheaded hydra, the industry seems to be surviving legal onslaughts in countries like India and branching into newer, more vulnerable places such as Iraq and sub-Saharan Africa. Yudhijit Bhattacharjee, Discover Magazine, 12 Aug. 2010

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Word History

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of multiheaded was in 1859

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Cite this Entry

“Multiheaded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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