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cathead

[kat-hed] /ˈkætˌhɛd/
noun, Nautical
1.
a projecting timber or metal beam to which an anchor is hoisted and secured.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; cat1 + head
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  • One end of the chain is attached to the tongs, another end to the spinning cathead, and the third end left free.
  • Two guide cables, suspended from the cathead, eliminate swaying and rotation of the load.
  • The cathead drum should be inspected for evidence of wear, abrasion, and grooving.
British Dictionary definitions for cathead

cathead

/ˈkætˌhɛd/
noun
1.
a fitting at the bow of a vessel for securing the anchor when raised
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