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billethead

[ bil-it-hed ]
/ ˈbɪl ɪtˌhɛd /
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noun Nautical.
a carved ornamental scroll or volute terminating a stem or cutwater at its upper end in place of a figurehead.
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Also called scrollhead.

Origin of billethead

First recorded in 1830–40; billet2 + head

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