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loggerhead (plural loggerheads)

  1. A tool consisting of a rod with a bulbous end, used once made hot in a fire for the purpose of heating liquids that it is plunged into.
  2. (nautical) A post on a whaling boat used to secure the harpoon rope.
  3. The loggerhead turtle.
  4. The loggerhead shrike.
  5. (obsolete) A dolt or blockhead.
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