headwork definition

  • noun:
    • Mental activity or work; idea.
    • Mental or intellectual labour.
    • the application of logic and clear thinking to do something.
    • Mental work.
    • Mental or intellectual labor.
    • In architecture, the heads and other ornaments on the keystone of an arch.
    • plural The selection of synthetic works or constructions at the head of an artificial channel or channel essential to divert and regulate the movement of water from a river or any other body of liquid in to the channel.
    • plural A platform or raft with windlass or capstan which is attached to the front side of a log-raft or growth of logs for warping, kedging. or winding it through lakes and still water, yourself or horse-power.

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