the wood stork, Mycteria americana.

Nearby words

  1. flinger,
  2. flint,
  3. flint corn,
  4. flint glass,
  5. flint's murmur,
  6. flintlock,
  7. flintoff,
  8. flintshire,
  9. flintstone,
  10. flinty

Origin of flinthead

1790–1800, for an earlier sense; flint + head

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Examples from the Web for flinthead

  • On the morning of the roundup young Goff and Flinthead made a wide detour to appear at the easternmost side.

    David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
  • Flinthead led out a horse, mounted and rode down a lane, propping the gates open as he went.

    David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
  • Woe to the unlucky fish or luckless rat upon whom a blow falls from the Flinthead's heavy beak!

    The Bird Study Book|Thomas Gilbert Pearson
  • "Well, you and Mr. Potter and Mr. Flinthead just keep out of it," said Adine emphatically.

    David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney