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cathead

[′kat‚hed]
(naval architecture)
A projection on a ship's bow which supports tackle for hoisting an anchor, and to which the anchor is secured.

cathead

A notched wedge placed between two formwork members meeting at an oblique angle.
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Injuries involving the deck winch drum (Figure) had a higher risk for fatal outcomes compared with injuries involving the winch cathead (RR = 7.
They attribute much of this major shift in the ecology of the lake to two input sources: 1) the development of an intermittent inflow stream that now runs under I-75 and drains Cathead Lake into Lake Louise, and 2) the development of extensive peripheral wetlands described above.
Miniconjou, Yanktonai, Hunkpapa, Blackfeet, Cathead, Two Kettle, Sans Arcs, and Santee--and Arapaho.
A strong tackle used to hoist an anchor to the cathead of a ship.
Mixon suggests hog hunters start in the northern portion of the area, between Cathead Creek and Mose Lake.
Remember the time Uncle Jimbuddy's severed finger was found in a bushel of cathead oysters?
The reader may not need to know that there are 154 steps up the tower of the Old North Church or see the cathead that was carved on the warship that Revere passed in the moonlight.
And the balloon which ends up as "a red shred" has had, by the end, a joyous, rapid mutation: has been a cathead and a globe, has been held by a child and has squeaked like a cat.
The Chisms of Madison open their home for a traditional holiday fete while four debutantes are honored with a Mississippi-inspired ball held at Cathead Distillery in downtown Jackson just days before Christmas.
Standing, left to right: BGen Rob Mazzolin, Governor General David Johnston, VAdm (ret'd) Denis Rouleau, BGen Mark Matheson, BGen Sean Friday, Senators Alumi Rep, MGen Blaise Cathead, MGen Bob Bedrand, MGen Jay Milne, Capt(N) Christophe Balducchi, Maj Bin Zheng, Senator Alumni Rep, BGen Eden Attias, LCol Ralph Heimrich, MGen (ret'd) Steve Noonan, Colonel Todd Brown, Capt(N) Jorge Parga, MGen Chuck Lamarre, BGen Juan Medina, WGCDR Russell Page, Cdr Mike O'Sullivan, Capt(N) Kory Benz, Cmdre Scott Bishop, Capt(N) C.
The tours include the Literary History Tour; a Creoles, Americans, Pirates, and the War of 1812 tour; The Twirl, a Gay Heritage and Drinks tour, generously sponsored by Cathead Vodka, Mississippi's only legal distillery; a Cemetery and Voudou tour; and the French Quarter Stroll.
Cathead Distillery on Farish Street was the perfect venue in which to impart rustic Southern charm with a heavy dose of hospitality.