Definition of knighthead

Definition of knighthead
  1. knighthead Noun 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.
  2. knighthead Noun A bollard or bitt.
  3. knighthead Noun Either of two timbers rising from the keel of a sailing ship and supporting the inner end of the bowsprit.
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