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rudderhead

[ruhd-er-hed] /ˈrʌd ərˌhɛd/
noun, Nautical.
1.
the upper end of a rudderpost, to which a tiller, quadrant, or yoke is attached.
Origin of rudderhead
1795-1805
First recorded in 1795-1805; rudder + head
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  • He found the girl sitting by the rudderhead almost as he had left her, looking about her with vague, unseeing eyes.

British Dictionary definitions for rudderhead

rudderhead

/ˈrʌdəˌhɛd/
noun
1.
(nautical) the top of the rudderpost, to which the steering apparatus may be fixed
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