rudderhead

[ ruhd-er-hed ]
/ ˈrʌd ərˌhɛd /

noun Nautical.

the upper end of a rudderpost, to which a tiller, quadrant, or yoke is attached.

Origin of rudderhead

First recorded in 1795–1805; rudder + head
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Examples from the Web for rudderhead

  • 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

nautical the top of the rudderpost, to which the steering apparatus may be fixed
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