noun Nautical.
the upper end of a rudderpost, to which a tiller, quadrant, or yoke is attached.

1795–1805; rudder + head Unabridged
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rudderhead (ˈrʌdəˌhɛd)
nautical the top of the rudderpost, to which the steering apparatus may be fixed

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