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1. A head of white-blond hair resembling tow.
2. A person with such hair.
3. A sandbar or low-lying alluvial island in a river, especially one with a stand of trees.

tow′head′ed adj.


1. a person with blond or yellowish hair
2. a head of such hair
[from tow2 (flax)]



1. a head of very light blond, almost white hair.
2. a person with such hair.
tow′-head`ed, adj.
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Noun1.towhead - a person with light blond hair
blond, blonde - a person with fair skin and hair
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When the first streak of day began to show we tied up to a towhead in a big bend on the Illinois side, and hacked off cottonwood branches with the hatchet, and covered up the raft with them so she looked like there had been a cave-in in the bank there.
Jim said he bet she did think of it by the time the men was ready to start, and he believed they must a gone up-town to get a dog and so they lost all that time, or else we wouldn't be here on a towhead sixteen or seventeen mile below the village -- no, indeedy, we would be in that same old town again.
One of the pair was a towhead, not quite a teenager, the other a Labrador retriever 8 months old and black as the inside of night.
Anglers leaving from Apala-chicola can take the pass above Big Towhead Island and follow the power poles to about the middle of the bridge and then head north to reach the channels into the creeks.
She later pulled back on that to raise two towhead sons, Luke, 1, and Logan, 3.
The blue-eyed towhead wears a pink wet suit to class to stay warm in the water and has learned to float on her back, jump into the pool and reach for the pool's wall.
Oh, look at that darling little towhead boy," Mary Lane says.
Towhead believe in sovereignty of God, Resalat, Believe in the Prophet hood of Muhammad peace be upon him who is the last prophet, Assalat, Five time prayers, especially offered in the mosque collectively, this gives concept that all men are equal, Hajj, Muslims get together in Makah for pilgrimage every year, a big religious and social activity.
McKinstry (1840) described an island "three fourths mile in length" near this same location named Devil's Towhead.
Preliminary survey for endangered freshwater mussels at Cumberland Island Towhead, confluence of the Cumberland and Ohio Rivers, Livingston County, Kentucky.
Otherwise nothing distinguished the twenty-four-year-old towhead from his companions except a talent he had with beeswax, pencil, and paint.