- a projecting timber or metal beam to which an anchor is hoisted and secured.
Origin of cathead
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Examples from the Web for cathead
Not that he was afraid Cathead would tell; he had no thought of that.
The sound of Cathead's voice brought Sube back to his senses.
"You ain't told me what you're all dressed up for," Cathead reminded him presently.
"They're in the pantry," said Sube as he started to follow Cathead down the stairs.
Sube was still gazing at the banknote when Cathead came out of the house.
- a fitting at the bow of a vessel for securing the anchor when raised
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