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Noun: loggerhead  'ló-gu(r),hed
  1. Very large carnivorous sea turtle; wide-ranging in warm open seas
    - loggerhead turtle, Caretta caretta
     
  2. [archaic] A stupid person; used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence
    - dunce, dunderhead, numskull, blockhead, bonehead, lunkhead [N. Amer], hammerhead, knucklehead, muttonhead, dumbass [N. Amer], chowderhead [N. Amer], lamebrain, pea brain, numbskull, bubblehead, twonk [Brit], lunk [N. Amer]

Derived forms: loggerheads

Type of: dolt, dullard, marine turtle, poor fish, pudden-head [US], pudding head, sea turtle, stupe, stupid, stupid person

Part of: Caretta, genus Caretta

Encyclopedia: Loggerhead