[ ruhd-er-hed ]
/ ˈrʌd ərˌhɛd /
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the upper end of a rudderpost, to which a tiller, quadrant, or yoke is attached.
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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.Moran of the Lady Letty|Frank Norris
British Dictionary definitions for rudderhead
/ (ˈrʌdəˌhɛd) /
nautical the top of the rudderpost, to which the steering apparatus may be fixed
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