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A beam projecting outward from the bow of a ship and used as a support to lift the anchor.

[Obsolete cat, catboat + head.]


(Nautical Terms) a fitting at the bow of a vessel for securing the anchor when raised
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Family and friends were welcomed with a signature drink, a Cathead Vodka Cayman Lemonade.
Because topless cranes have no cathead at the top, it's easier to overlap them and overall crane working heights don't need to be so high.
military attache LCol Creg Paulk, MGen Blaise Cathead, Devin Dreeshen, Ben Stevenson, Netherlands military attache LCol Christa Opper-Beumer (the only female player), Chris Pulfer, Andrew Mayeda (Bloomberg News), Blake Strachan, Adam Peace, BGen Sylvain Sirois, Australian High Commission defence liaison Wing Commander Russell Page, MGen Jay Milne, BGen Alex Patch, MGen Chuck Lamarre, Doug Thomas, Lee Bedhiaume (Postmedia News), Scott Taylor (Esprit de Corps), Cmdre Scott Bishop, German military attache LCol Ralf Heimrich.
The black slinky dresses featuring cathead shoulder pads were the highlight of The Blonds' fashion show at Milk Studios.
The plovers are a flagship species for conservation and protection of special places," says Cuthbert--such as shoreline throughout the Great Lakes, including portions of Whitefish Point and Vermillion Point on Lake Superior and habitat near Cross Village, South Fox Island, and Cathead Bay near Lake Michigan.
They attribute much of this major shift in the ecology of the lake to two input sources: 1) the development of an intermittent inflow stream that now runs under I-75 and drains Cathead Lake into Lake Louise, and 2) the development of extensive peripheral wetlands described above.
Miniconjou, Yanktonai, Hunkpapa, Blackfeet, Cathead, Two Kettle, Sans Arcs, and Santee--and Arapaho.
A strong tackle used to hoist an anchor to the cathead of a ship.
From craft foam, cut out two matching cathead shapes, two triangles for inside the cat's ears, and a heart for its nose.