timberhead

noun
tim·​ber·​head | \ ˈtim-bər-ˌhed How to pronounce timberhead (audio) \

Definition of timberhead

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

First Known Use of timberhead

1794, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Timberhead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/timberhead. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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