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cat·head

 (kăt′hĕd′)
n.
A beam projecting outward from the bow of a ship and used as a support to lift the anchor.

[Obsolete cat, catboat + head.]

cathead

(ˈkætˌhɛd)
n
(Nautical Terms) a fitting at the bow of a vessel for securing the anchor when raised
Translations
ranapalkki
kranbalk
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Catheads, carved in wood or cast in iron, were also functional.
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