Definition of headwork in English:

headwork

Line breaks: head|work
Pronunciation: /ˈhɛdwəːk
 
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noun

1 [mass noun] Activities taxing the mind; mental work.
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  • I am worried about his headwork, but I have prepared for it, and will keep my head down.
  • This recovery was the result of good headwork and great across-the-board CRM, and could easily stand on its own merits as an example of any of the seven critical CRM skills.
  • For once, we used good headwork by climbing off the route and squawking emergency when it was obvious we no longer could continue on the route.
2 (headworks) Apparatus for controlling the flow of water in a river or canal.
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  • Present Queensland legislation contains fairly specific provisions enabling local authorities to require contributions from development applicants in respect of water and sewerage headworks.
  • While in Baghdad, [they] made a pyramid of the skulls of Baghdad's scholars, religious leaders, and poets, and… deliberately destroyed what remained of Iraq's canal headworks.
  • The association has threatened that if the case was not withdrawn, canal water supply would be stopped by junior engineers from various headworks in the state.

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