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  1. a spring or fountainhead from which a stream flows.
  2. the source of something: the springhead of desire.
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Origin of springhead

First recorded in 1545–55; spring + head
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Examples from the Web for springhead

Historical Examples

  • He is the center and springhead of the entire action, giving law and shape to everything that is said and done.

    The New Hudson Shakespeare: Julius Caesar

    William Shakespeare

British Dictionary definitions for springhead


  1. the source of a stream; spring
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