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From beetle +‎ head. See beetle (a mallet).


beetlehead (plural beetleheads)

  1. A stupid fellow; a blockhead.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Walter Scott to this entry?)
  2. The black-bellied plover, or bullhead (Pluvialis squatarola).

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for beetlehead in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)