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timberhead

[tim-ber-hed] /ˈtɪm bərˌhɛd/
noun, Nautical
1.
the top end of a timber, rising above the deck and serving for belaying ropes.
2.
a bollard resembling this in position and use.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; timber + head
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  • They are usually of standard length to span the distance from one timberhead to another on the barges and are used with ratchets.
British Dictionary definitions for timberhead

timberhead

/ˈtɪmbəˌhɛd/
noun
1.
(nautical) a timber, the top of which rises above deck level and is used as a bollard
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