Turk's"-head`, n.

1. (Naut.)

A knot of turbanlike form worked on a rope with a piece of small line.

2.

(a)

The melon cactus. [West Indies]

(b)

Any of several species of Echinocactus. [California]

3.

A long-handled, round-headed broom for sweeping ceilings, etc. [Colloq. or Dial.]

 

© Webster 1913

Log in or registerto write something here or to contact authors.