from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Nautical, a thwartship piece used in framing the hatchways or ladder-ways. See cut under hatchway.


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  • One could see the foam on deck wash about the headledge forward as the bows went up with a sluggishness that was the consequence of carrying an extra load of coal.

    Brandon of the Engineers


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