Knighthead
Knighthead Knight"head`, n. (Naut.) A bollard timber. See under {Bollard}. [1913 Webster]

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  • knighthead — /nuyt hed /, n. Naut. 1. either of a pair of upright members flanking and securing the bowsprit of a ship at the bow, often used as mooring bitts; apostle. 2. a plate at the fore end of a topgallant forecastle, on an iron or steel sailing ship,… …   Universalium

  • knighthead — noun a) A mitred backing timber which extends the after line of the rabbet in the stem to give extra support to the ends of the planks and the bowsprit. b) A bollard or bitt …   Wiktionary

  • knighthead — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: so called from its having been carved to represent knights 1. : one of two timbers rising in the bows of a wooden ship just within the stem with one on each side of the bowsprit called also bollard timber 2. : a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bollard — Bol lard, n. [Cf. {Bole} the stem of a tree, and {Pollard}.] An upright wooden or iron post in a boat or on a dock, used in veering or fastening ropes. [1913 Webster] {Bollard timber} (Naut.), a timber, also called a knighthead, rising just… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bollard timber — Bollard Bol lard, n. [Cf. {Bole} the stem of a tree, and {Pollard}.] An upright wooden or iron post in a boat or on a dock, used in veering or fastening ropes. [1913 Webster] {Bollard timber} (Naut.), a timber, also called a knighthead, rising… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glossary of nautical terms — This is a glossary of nautical terms; some remain current, many date from the 17th 19th century. See also Wiktionary s nautical terms, Category:Nautical terms, and Nautical metaphors in English. Contents: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R …   Wikipedia

  • apostle — apostlehood, apostleship, n. /euh pos euhl/, n. 1. any of the early followers of Jesus who carried the Christian message into the world. 2. (sometimes cap.) any of the original 12 disciples called by Jesus to preach the gospel: Simon Peter, the… …   Universalium

  • bollard timber — noun : knighthead 1 …   Useful english dictionary

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