Meaning of loggerhead

log•ger•head

Pronunciation: (lô'gur-hed", log'ur-), [key]
— n.
  1. a thick-headed or stupid person; blockhead.
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  4. a ball or bulb of iron with a long handle, used, after being heated, to melt tar, heat liquids, etc.
  5. a rounded post, in the stern of a whaleboat, around which the harpoon line is passed.
  6. a circular inkwell having a broad, flat base.
  7. engaged in a disagreement or dispute; quarreling: They were at loggerheads over the distribution of funds.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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