loggerhead

[ law-ger-hed, log-er- ]SEE DEFINITION OF loggerhead
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LOGGERHEAD

That was the loggerhead, and you will soon see what it was used for.

But this loggerhead and Sir R. Ford would make us believe that they did it.

Both words 'loggerhead' and 'logger-head' are present, leaving.

The next second I had it in the boat, and had a turn around the loggerhead.

His eyes roll in his loggerhead just for the world like a dying goat's.

It is not easy, even at a slight distance, to distinguish the loggerhead from the Northern shrike.

Marry, that you are an ass and a loggerhead, to seek Master Pisaro's house here.

The boat-steerer now stood ready to let the lines run through the loggerhead over the bows of the boat.

At the same time he stood very erect, so that a profile view gave him a general resemblance to a loggerhead turtle set on end.

Their nesting habits and eggs are in every respect like those of the Loggerhead Shrike.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, "stupid person, blockhead," perhaps from dialectal logger "heavy block of wood" + head (n.). Later it meant "a thick-headed iron tool" (1680s), a type of cannon shot, a type of turtle (1650s). Loggerheads "fighting, fisticuffs" is from 1670s, but the exact notion is uncertain, perhaps it suggests the heavy tools used as weapons. The phrase at loggerheads "in disagreement" is first recorded 1670s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR LOGGERHEAD

turtle

nounreptile
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