Billethead

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Billethead bĭl"lĕt*hĕd (Naut) A round piece of timber at the bow or stern of a whaleboat, around which the harpoon line is run out when the whale darts off.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n billethead Nautical: A cylindrical piece of timber fixed in the bow or stern of a whaling-boat, round which the line is run out when the whale darts off after being harpooned. Also called bollard.
    • n billethead Same as scroll-head.
    • n billethead A loggerhead.
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