Beakhead Beak"head`, n. 1. (Arch.) An ornament used in rich Norman doorways, resembling a head with a beak. --Parker. [1913 Webster]

2. (Naut.) (a) A small platform at the fore part of the upper deck of a vessel, which contains the water closets of the crew. (b) (Antiq.) Same as {Beak}, 3. [1913 Webster]

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