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noun Nautical.
  1. the top end of a timber, rising above the deck and serving for belaying ropes.
  2. a bollard resembling this in position and use.
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Origin of timberhead

First recorded in 1785–95; timber + head
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British Dictionary definitions for timberhead


  1. nautical a timber, the top of which rises above deck level and is used as a bollard
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