noun Nautical.
the top end of a timber, rising above the deck and serving for belaying ropes.
a bollard resembling this in position and use.

1785–95; timber + head

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

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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.
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