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  1. knighthead(Noun)

    A mitred backing timber which extends the after line of the rabbet in the stem to give extra support to the ends of the planks and the bowsprit.

  2. knighthead(Noun)

    A bollard or bitt.

  3. knighthead(Noun)

    Either of two timbers rising from the keel of a sailing ship and supporting the inner end of the bowsprit.

  4. Origin: From knight + head; sometimes decorated with a carving of a man's head.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Knighthead(noun)

    a bollard timber. See under Bollard


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