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 for loggerhead
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Loggerhead \Log"ger*head`\, n. [Log + head.]
     1. A blockhead; a dunce; a numskull. --Shak. Milton.
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     2. A spherical mass of iron, with a long handle, used to heat
        tar.
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     3. (Naut.) 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. --Ham. Nav. Encyc.
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     4. (Zool.) 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.
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     5. (Zool.) An American shrike ({Lanius Ludovicianus),
        similar to the butcher bird, but smaller. See Shrike.
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     To be at loggerheads, To fall to loggerheads, or To go
     to loggerheads, to quarrel; to be at strife. --L' Estrange.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Steamer \Steam"er\ (-[~e]r), n.
     1. A vessel propelled by steam; a steamship or steamboat.
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     2. A steam fire engine. See under Steam.
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     3. A road locomotive for use on common roads, as in
        agricultural operations.
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     4. A vessel in which articles are subjected to the action of
        steam, as in washing, in cookery, and in various processes
        of manufacture.
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     5. (Zool.) The steamer duck.
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     Steamer+duck+(Zool.),+a+sea+duck+({Tachyeres+cinereus">Steamer duck (Zool.), a sea duck ({Tachyeres cinereus),
        native of Patagonia and Terra del Fuego, which swims and
        dives with great agility, but which, when full grown, is
        incapable of flight, owing to its very small wings. Called
        also loggerhead, race horse, and side-wheel duck.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  loggerhead
      n 1: a stupid person; these words are used to express a low
           opinion of someone's intelligence [syn: dunce,
           dunderhead, numskull, blockhead, bonehead,
           lunkhead, hammerhead, knucklehead, loggerhead,
           muttonhead, shithead, dumbass, fuckhead]
      2: very large carnivorous sea turtle; wide-ranging in warm open
         seas [syn: loggerhead, loggerhead turtle, Caretta
         caretta]

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