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LOGGERHEAD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does loggerhead mean? 

LOGGERHEAD (noun)
  The noun LOGGERHEAD has 2 senses:

1. these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence
2. very large carnivorous sea turtle; wide-ranging in warm open seas

  Familiarity information: LOGGERHEAD used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LOGGERHEAD (noun)


Sense 1loggerhead [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

These words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

numskull; muttonhead; lunkhead; loggerhead; knucklehead; hammerhead; fuckhead; dunderhead; dunce; dumbass; bonehead; blockhead; shithead

Hypernyms ("loggerhead" is a kind of...):

simple; simpleton (a person lacking intelligence or common sense)


Sense 2loggerhead [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Very large carnivorous sea turtle; wide-ranging in warm open seas

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

Caretta caretta; loggerhead turtle; loggerhead

Hypernyms ("loggerhead" is a kind of...):

marine turtle; sea turtle (any of various large turtles with limbs modified into flippers; widely distributed in warm seas)

Holonyms ("loggerhead" is a member of...):

Caretta; genus Caretta (loggerhead turtles)


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