Tow-head Tow"-head`, n. 1. An urchin who has soft, whitish hair. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) The hooded merganser. [ Local, U. S. ] [1913 Webster]

3. A low alluvial island or shoal in a river. [Local, U. S.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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