Meaning of beakhead in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbiːkhɛd/


  • A projection at the prow of an ancient warship, typically shaped to resemble the head of a bird or other animal.

    ‘They nailed the bough to the beakhead of the ship.’
    • ‘The 104-foot ship was undergoing maintenance when workers discovered that the beakhead, a piece of wood on the ship's bow, had started to rot.’
    • ‘The ship was, of course, a warship whose primary offensive weapon was a beakhead or ram at the waterline.’
    bow, bows, stem, fore, forepart, front, head, nose, cutwater