the upper end of a rudderpost, to which a tiller, quadrant, or yoke is attached.
Origin of rudderhead
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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
nautical the top of the rudderpost, to which the steering apparatus may be fixed
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