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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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Other work includes an electrical system upgrade for improved lighting and power distribution, replacement of the catheads, and lowering the caprail height back to her 1812 configuration.