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Definition of beakhead in English:
A projection at the prow of an ancient warship, typically shaped to resemble the head of a bird or other animal.
- The ship was, of course, a warship whose primary offensive weapon was a beakhead or ram at the waterline.
- 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.
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