Loggerhead meaning

lô'gər-hĕd', lŏg'ər-
(nautical) A post on a whaling boat used to secure the harpoon rope.
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A loggerhead turtle.
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An iron tool consisting of a long handle with a bulbous end, used when heated to melt tar or warm liquids.
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A post on a whaleboat used to secure the harpoon rope.
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A blockhead; a dolt.
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A long-handled tool with a ball, or bulb, at the end, used when heated to melt tar, heat liquids, etc.
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Any of a genus (Caretta, family Cheloniidae) of sea turtles with a hard shell and a large head.
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A stupid fellow; blockhead.
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A tool consisting of a rod with a bulbous end, used once made hot in a fire for the purpose of heating liquids that it is plunged into.
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The loggerhead turtle.
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The loggerhead shrike.
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at loggerheads
  • Engaged in a dispute:.
    The question of car privileges put Sam and his parents at loggerheads.
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at loggerheads
  • In disagreement; quarreling.
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Origin of loggerhead

  • Probably dialectal logger wooden block (probably from log) head
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition