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billethead

[bil-it-hed] /ˈbɪl ɪtˌhɛd/
noun, Nautical
1.
a carved ornamental scroll or volute terminating a stem or cutwater at its upper end in place of a figurehead.
Also called scrollhead.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; billet2 + head
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