Meaning of knighthead
Pronunciation: (nīt'hed"), [key]
— n. Naut.
- either of a pair of upright members flanking and securing the bowsprit of a ship at the bow, often used as mooring bitts; apostle.
- a plate at the fore end of a topgallant forecastle, on an iron or steel sailing ship, through which a spike bowsprit passes.