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  • n. A sucking whale less than one year old.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A sucking whale less than one year old; -- so called by sailors.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Nautical, a sucking whale under one year old; when near that age, it is very fat and yields above thirty barrels of blubber.

Etymologies

short +‎ head (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He closed in on the leader Sanjuan with every stride and then just pipped him on the post to get the verdict by a shorthead.

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  • In a grueling contest that ensued between the duo, the power packed ride by Vries enabled Bin Amer to keep the spirited effort by Bouland at bay to win by a shorthead.

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  • Gerald W Wright of Independence was fishing with worms at Truman Lake the afternoon of May 16 when he hooked a 2-pound, 14. 1-ounce shorthead redhorse measuring 18.5 inches.

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  • I’ll admit my naivety up front Internet advertising business models, but aren’t longtail audiences more targeted and therefore monetizeable at higher rates than mainstream shorthead content?

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