from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A loggerhead turtle.
- n. An iron tool consisting of a long handle with a bulbous end, used when heated to melt tar or warm liquids.
- n. Nautical A post on a whaleboat used to secure the harpoon rope.
- n. Informal A blockhead; a dolt.
- n. Informal A disproportionately large head.
- idiom at loggerheads Engaged in a dispute: The question of car privileges put Sam and his parents at loggerheads.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a tool consisting of a rod with a bulbous end, used once made hot in a fire for the purpose of heating liquids that it is plunged into.
- n. A post on a whaling boat used to secure the harpoon rope
- n. the loggerhead turtle
- n. the loggerhead shrike
- n. A dolt or blockhead
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A blockhead; a dunce; a numskull.
- n. A spherical mass of iron, with a long handle, used to heat tar.
- n. An upright piece of round timber, in a whaleboat, over which a turn of the line is taken when it is running out too fast.
- n. A very large marine turtle (Thalassochelys caretta syn. Thalassochelys caouana), common in the warmer parts of the Atlantic Ocean, from Brazil to Cape Cod; -- called also logger-headed turtle.
- n. An American shrike (Lanius Ludovicianus), similar to the butcher bird, but smaller. See Shrike.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A blockhead; a dunce; a dolt; a thickskull.
- n. A spherical mass of iron with a long handle, used after being heated for various purposes, as to liquefy tar, to ignite the priming of a cannon, etc. Also called loggerheat.
- n. A post in the stern of a whale-boat, with a bell-shaped head, around which the harpoon-line passes; a snubbing-post.
- n. The hawk-billed turtle, a marine species of the genus Thalassochelys, as the American loggerhead, T. caouana or caretta, or the Indian, T. olivacea; also, the alligator-turtle of the southern United States, Macrochelys lacertina.
- n. The small gray or Carolinian shrike, Lanius ludovicianus, a bird of the family Laniidæ, resident and abundant in the southern parts of the United States, and sometimes as far north as New England.
- n. A flycatcher.
- n. The chub.
- n. A kind of sponge found in Florida.
- n. plural The knapweed, Centaurea nigra; also, the blue-bottle, C. Cyanus.
- n. In the southern United States, the common snapping-turtle, Chelydra serpentina.
- n. Specifically— in the British West Indies, a name applied to two large tyrant flycatchers, Pitangus caudifas-ciatus, and Myiarchus crinitus.
- n. The steamer-duck, Tachyeres cinereus, a flightless water-fowl of the Falkland Islands and Straits of Magellan.
- n. A lever or walking-beam which connects the piston-rod of an engine to the pump-plunger.
- n. A pewter inkstand, circular and very heavy.
- n. A large, heavy head, out of proportion to the body.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. very large carnivorous sea turtle; wide-ranging in warm open seas
- n. a stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence
Probably dialectal logger, wooden block (probably from log1) + head.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)