• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rudderhead (Naut) The upper end of the rudderpost, to which the tiller is attached.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rudderhead The upper end of the rudder, into which the tiller is fitted.
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In literature:

He found the girl sitting by the rudderhead almost as he had left her, looking about her with vague, unseeing eyes.
"Moran of the Lady Letty" by Frank Norris