timberhead

noun

tim·​ber·​head ˈtim-bər-ˌhed How to pronounce timberhead (audio)
1
: the top end of a ship's timber used above the gunwale (as for belaying ropes)
2
: a bollard bolted to the deck where the end of a timber would come

Word History

First Known Use

1794, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of timberhead was in 1794

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Cite this Entry

“Timberhead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/timberhead. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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