billethead

[ bil-it-hed ]
/ ˈbɪl ɪtˌhɛd /

noun Nautical.

a carved ornamental scroll or volute terminating a stem or cutwater at its upper end in place of a figurehead.

Origin of billethead

First recorded in 1830–40; billet2 + head
Also called scrollhead.
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