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loggerhead

Saltos de línea: log¦ger|head
Pronunciación: /ˈlɒɡəhɛd
 
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Definición de loggerhead en inglés:

sustantivo

1 (also loggerhead turtle) A reddish-brown turtle with a very large head, occurring chiefly in warm seas.
  • Caretta caretta, family Cheloniidae
Example sentences
  • The second turtle, a loggerhead turtle, was taken in by aquarium personnel when it was still a hatchling.
  • Both the leatherback and loggerhead turtle could face extinction within 10 to 30 years if international fishing practices are not dramatically altered, he added.
  • Both the green turtle, which can weigh up to 205 kilograms, and the loggerhead turtle are now classified as endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
2 (also loggerhead shrike) A widespread North American shrike, having mainly grey plumage with a black eyestripe, wings, and tail.
  • Lanius ludovicianus, family Laniidae
Example sentences
  • We also provided a $10,800 grant to fund the development and initial implementation of a Candidate Conservation Agreement for the Santa Catalina Island fox and the island loggerhead shrike.
  • Joshua trees are monicots, grotesquely oversized lilies, with contorted limbs and trunks armored with spikes, which are used skillfully by the loggerhead shrike to impale its prey.
  • The young also cross paths with the loggerhead shrike, a bird that impales its prey before eating.
3 archaic A foolish person.

Origen

late 16th century (in sense 3): from dialect logger 'block of wood for hobbling a horse' + head.

Frases

at loggerheads

1
In violent dispute or disagreement: councillors were at loggerheads with the government over the grant allocation
[perhaps a use of loggerhead in the late 17th-century sense 'long-handled iron instrument for heating liquids and tar' (when wielded as a weapon)]
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The two men had been at loggerheads over a long-running dispute about devolution.
  • The two countries have long been at loggerheads over their maritime boundary, a dispute that centres on the ownership of Mbana Island, in the Gulf of Guinea.
  • These North American basketball stars are at loggerheads as their teams prepare for tomorrow's Superbowl clash.
Sinónimos
informal at each other's throats, like cat and dog

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