Definition of Turk's head

1. Noun. An ornamental knot that resembles a small turban.

Generic synonyms: Knot



Definition of Turk's head

1. Noun. A knot, or any of various similar kinds of knots, resulting in a ball of rope. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Turk's Head

turgidnesses
turgidous
turgite
turgites
turgometer
turgometers
turgor
turgors
turio
turion
turioniferous
turions
turista
turistas
turk's head
turkestanite
turkey
turkey-chick
turkey-chicks
turkey-cock
turkey-cocks
turkey-hen
turkey-hens
turkey-shoot
turkey-trot
turkey buzzard
turkey cock
turkey drumstick
turkey frill

Literary usage of Turk's head

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1. Portraits, Memoirs, and Characters, of Remarkable Persons, from the by James Caulfield (1820)
"... AT T.HE TURK/S-HEAD COFFEE-HOUSE. IN almost every coffee-house or tavern within the- metropolis, there is in general some one or other of the attendants ..."

2. Sussex Archaeological Collections Relating to the History and Antiquities of by Sussex Archaeological Society (1861)
"Wheatley, widow of Samuel Wheatley, hath lately held the " Turk s Head," and alienated the same to — Barham, Doctor of Physic; after his death, in 1769, ..."

3. A Manual of Yacht and Boat Sailing by Dixon Kemp (1878)
"Tumbler.—A piece of wood pivoted in the jaws of a gaff which is always in the plane of the mast. Tumbler-fid.—(See page 105 and 242.) Turk.s-head. ..."

4. The Western Antiquary by William Henry Kearley Wright (1883)
"... Turk s Head,' the 'Rose and Crown,' ' The Four Castles,' ' The White Hart,' and ' The Lion,' are some of the existing old inns of Plymouth, each having, ..."

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