timberhead

[ tim-ber-hed ]
/ ˈtɪm bərˌhɛd /

noun Nautical.

the top end of a timber, rising above the deck and serving for belaying ropes.
a bollard resembling this in position and use.

Origin of timberhead

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

timberhead

/ (ˈtɪmbəˌhɛd) /

noun

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