loggerhead

  • 1 Loggerhead — may refer to:* Loggerhead Sea Turtle, the most common sea turtle to nest in the United States * Loggerhead Shrike, a passerine bird, the only member of the shrike family endemic to North America * USS Loggerhead (SS 374), a Balao class submarine …

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  • 2 loggerhead — [lôg′ər hed΄, läg′ər hed΄] n. [dial. logger, heavy block of wood (< LOG1) + HEAD] 1. a long handled tool with a ball, or bulb, at the end, used when heated to melt tar, heat liquids, etc. 2. any of a genus (Caretta, family Cheloniidae) of sea… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 Loggerhead — Log ger*head , n. [Log + head.] 1. A blockhead; a dunce; a numskull. Shak. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. A spherical mass of iron, with a long handle, used to heat tar. [1913 Webster] 3. (Naut.) An upright piece of round timber, in a whaleboat, over… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 loggerhead — 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… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 loggerhead — [16] Loggerhead originally meant much the same as blockhead – a stupid person with a block of wood for a head (in Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost (1588), Berowne calls Costard a ‘whoreson loggerhead’). The first part of it probably represents… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 6 loggerhead — [16] Loggerhead originally meant much the same as blockhead – a stupid person with a block of wood for a head (in Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost (1588), Berowne calls Costard a ‘whoreson loggerhead’). The first part of it probably represents… …

    Word origins

  • 7 loggerhead — loggerheaded, adj. /law geuhr hed , log euhr /, n. 1. a thick headed or stupid person; blockhead. 2. See loggerhead turtle. 3. See loggerhead shrike. 4. a ball or bulb of iron with a long handle, used, after being heated, to melt tar, heat… …

    Universalium

  • 8 loggerhead — noun 1》 (also loggerhead turtle) a large headed reddish brown turtle of warm seas. [Caretta caretta.] 2》 archaic a foolish person. Phrases at loggerheads in violent dispute or disagreement. [perh. a use of loggerhead in the 17th cent. sense long… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 9 loggerhead — log•ger•head [[t]ˈlɔ gərˌhɛd, ˈlɒg ər [/t]] n. 1) a thick headed or stupid person; blockhead 2) ram loggerhead turtle 3) orn loggerhead shrike 4) mel a ball or bulb of iron with a long handle, used, after being heated, to melt tar, heat liquids,… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 10 loggerhead — /ˈlɒgəhɛd / (say loguhhed) noun 1. → loghead. 2. Also, loggerhead turtle. a large headed marine turtle, Caretta caretta, of all oceans. 3. Also, loggerhead shrike. a common North American butcherbird, Lanius ludovicianus, grey above, white below …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 11 loggerhead — Steamer Steam er ( [ e]r), n. 1. A vessel propelled by steam; a steamship or steamboat. [1913 Webster] 2. A steam fire engine. See under {Steam}. [1913 Webster] 3. A road locomotive for use on common roads, as in agricultural operations. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 12 loggerhead — See: AT LOGGERHEADS …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 13 loggerhead — See: AT LOGGERHEADS …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 14 loggerhead — noun Etymology: probably from English dialect logger block of wood + English head Date: 1588 1. chiefly dialect a. blockhead b. head; especially a disproportionately large head 2. a. a very large chiefly carnivorous sea turtle (Care …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 loggerhead — noun a) 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. b) A post on a whaling boat used to secure the harpoon rope See Also: at loggerheads …

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  • 16 loggerhead — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. at loggerheads …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 loggerhead — See: at loggerheads …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 18 loggerhead — log·ger·head || lÉ‘gÉ™rhed , lÉ”gÉ™rhed / lÉ’gÉ™hed n. stupid person, idiot; large marine turtle found in warm ocean waters …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 loggerhead — n. Simpleton, dunce, blockhead, dolt, thick skull …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 loggerhead — n 1. blockhead, dunce, lunkhead, bonehead, knucklehead; fool, tomfool, dope, nincompoop, lightweight. See blockhead. 2. at loggerheads quarreling, wrangling, bickering, squabbling; contending, feuding, estranged, on the outs; on the warpath, at… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder


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