Beakhead

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Beakhead (Naut) A small platform at the fore part of the upper deck of a vessel, which contains the water closets of the crew.
    • Beakhead (Arch) An ornament used in rich Norman doorways, resembling a head with a beak.
    • Beakhead (Naut) Same as Beak, 3.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n beakhead An ornament resembling the head and beak of a bird, or, often, a grotesque human head terminating in a beak, used as an enrichment of moldings in Romanesque architecture.
    • n beakhead That part of a ship before the forecastle which is fastened to the stem and supported by the main knee.
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Usage

In literature:

A white cloud floated past the moon, with a shape like the beakhead of a ship.
"Caribbee" by Thomas Hoover
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