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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 [informal], numskull [informal], blockhead [informal], bonehead [informal], lunkhead [N. Amer], hammerhead [informal], knucklehead [informal], muttonhead [informal], dumbass [N. Amer], lamebrain [informal], pea brain [informal], chucklehead [informal], chowderhead [N. Amer, informal], bubblehead [informal], numbskull [informal], clunk [N. Amer, informal], dumbhead [N. Amer, informal], twonk [Brit, informal], dumbo [informal], lunk [N. Amer, informal]

Derived forms: loggerheads

Type of: dolt [informal], dullard, marine turtle, meatball [N. Amer, informal], pillock [Brit, informal], pudden-head [US, informal], pudding head [informal], sea turtle, stupe [N. Amer, informal], stupid, stupid person

Part of: Caretta, genus Caretta

Encyclopedia: Loggerhead