knighthead definition

  • noun:
    • Either of two timbers rising from the keel of a sailing ship and giving support to the internal end associated with the bowsprit.
    • A mitred backing timber which runs the after line of the rabbet inside stem to provide extra help to the finishes associated with planks and the bowsprit.
    • A bollard or bitt.
    • Either of two timbers rising through the keel of a sailing ship and supporting the inner end associated with the bowsprit.
    • A bollard wood. See under bollard.
    • Nautical, a bollardtimber; one of two bits of wood rising only in the stem, one for each side of the bow sprit, to secure its internal end; also, one of two powerful frames of timber which inclose and support the ends of the windlass.

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