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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Cathead  \Cat"head`\,  n.  (Naut.) 
  A  projecting  piece  of  timber  or  iron  near  the  bow  of  vessel, 
  to  which  the  anchor  is  hoisted  and  secured.