Loggerhead

Log"ger*head`

(?), n. [Log + head.] 1. A blockhead; a dunce; a numskull. Shak. Milton.
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2. A spherical mass of iron, with a long handle, used to heat tar.
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3. (Naut.) An upright piece of round timber, in a whaleboat, over which a turn of the line is taken when it is running out too fast. Ham. Nav. Encyc.
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4. (Zol.) A very large marine turtle (Thalassochelys caretta syn. Thalassochelys caouana), common in the warmer parts of the Atlantic Ocean, from Brazil to Cape Cod; -- called also logger-headed turtle.
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5. (Zol.) An American shrike (Lanius Ludovicianus), similar to the butcher bird, but smaller. See Shrike.
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To be at loggerheads, To fall to loggerheads, or To go to loggerheads, to quarrel; to be at strife. L' Estrange.
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