Knighthead meaning
Definitions of knighthead is:
  • noun knighthead
    either of a pair of upright members flanking and securing the bowsprit of a ship at the bow, often used as mooring bitts; apostle.
  • noun knighthead
    a plate at the fore end of a topgallant forecastle, on an iron or steel sailing ship, through which a spike bowsprit passes.
  • noun knighthead
    A mitred backing timber which extends the after line of the rabbet in the stem to give extra support to the ends of the planks and the bowsprit.