Turk's-head
Turk's-head Turk's"-head`, n. 1. (Naut.) A knot of turbanlike form worked on a rope with a piece of small line. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. (a) The melon cactus. [West Indies] (b) Any of several species of {Echinocactus}. [California] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

3. A long-handled, round-headed broom for sweeping ceilings, etc. [Colloq. or Dial.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • Turk's head — Turk Turk, n. [Per. Turk; probably of Tartar origin: cf. F. Turc.] 1. A member of any of numerous Tartar tribes of Central Asia, etc.; esp., one of the dominant race in Turkey. [1913 Webster] 2. A native or inhabitant of Turkey. [1913 Webster] 3 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Turk's-head — Turk s′ head n. a turbanlike knot of small cords, made around a rope, spar, etc • Etymology: 1715–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • Turk's-head — [tʉrks′hed΄] n. Naut. a turbanlike knot made on a rope by means of a small line …   English World dictionary

  • Turk's-head — žemasis ežiakaktusis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kaktusinių šeimos augalas (Echinocactus horizonthalonius), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Echinocactus horizonthalonius angl. blue barrel cactus; devil head cactus; eagle… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Turk's-head — /terrks hed /, n. a turbanlike knot of small cords, made around a rope, spar, etc. [1715 25] * * * Turk s head «TURKS HEHD», noun. a type of ornamental knot tied by winding small cord around a larger rope, used especially by sailors …   Useful english dictionary

  • Turk's head — noun Date: 1833 a turban shaped knot worked on a rope with a piece of small line see knot illustration …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Turk's-head — /terrks hed /, n. a turbanlike knot of small cords, made around a rope, spar, etc. [1715 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • turk's head — noun A knot, or any of various similar kinds of knots, resulting in a ball of rope …   Wiktionary

  • Turk's head — noun an ornamental knot resembling a turban in shape, made in the end of a rope to form a stopper …   English new terms dictionary

  • Turk's head — /ˈtɜks hɛd/ (say terks hed) noun a form of decorative knot made by weaving turns of small cord round a larger rope …   Australian English dictionary

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