Loggerhead

Definition of Loggerhead

Log´ger`head`
n.1.A blockhead; a dunce; a numskull.
2.A spherical mass of iron, with a long handle, used to heat tar.
3.(Naut.) An upright piece of round timber, in a whaleboat, over which a turn of the line is taken when it is running out too fast.
4.(Zool.) A very large marine turtle (Thalassochelys caretta syn. Thalassochelys caouana), common in the warmer parts of the Atlantic Ocean, from Brazil to Cape Cod; - called also logger-headed turtle.
5.(Zool.) An American shrike (Lanius Ludovicianus), similar to the butcher bird, but smaller. See Shrike.
To be at loggerheads
to quarrel; to be at strife.
- L' Estrange.

Related Words

blockhead, bonehead, dunce, dunderhead, fuckhead, hammerhead, knucklehead, lunkhead, muttonhead, numskull, shithead, simple, simpleton
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