An ornamental motif resembling a bird's head with a prominent beak. It was common in English Romanesque architectural decoration.
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Norman moulding with a row of heads (often bird-like) with mouths or beaks biting a roll
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An ornament in the form of a bird's head, or a human or beast's head, superimposed on the roll moulding of an arch. Beakhead is predominantly found on doorways as a repeated form but occasionally also on windows and chancel arches and, as a single motif, on corbels.
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Beak'head` noun 1. (Architecture) An ornament used in rich Norman doorways, resembling a head with a beak. Parker. 2. (Nautical) (a) A small platform at the fore part of the upper deck of a vessel, which con...
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1. An ornament used in rich Norman doorways, resembling a head with a beak. ... 2. Same as Beak. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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• (n.) A small platform at the fore part of the upper deck of a vessel, which contains the water closets of the crew. • (n.) Same as Beak, 3. • (n.) An ornament used in rich Norman doorways, resembling a head with a beak.
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(from the article `figurehead`) ...and projected out over the stem. With this type of construction, the figurehead practically disappeared. Gradually the boarding platform was moved ...
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In architecture a beakhead is an ornament that was used in rich Norman doorways, resembling a head with a beak.
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A beakhead is the protruding part of the foremost section of a sailing ship. It was fitted on sailing vessels from the 16th to the 18th century and served as a working platform by sailors working the sails of the bowsprit, the forward-pointing mast that carries the spritsails. The beakhead would be...
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