meaning of Billethead

Billethead meaning in General Dictionary

a round bit of wood on bow or stern of a whaleboat around that your harpoon range is run-out whenever whale darts off

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  • a round little bit of wood during the bow or stern of a whaleboat, around which the harpoon lone is go out once the whale darts down.

Billethead meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A round piece of timber at bow or stern of a whaleboat, around which the harpoon lone is go out once the whale darts off.