Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of loggerhead.
  • n. Fisticuffs; fighting.
  • n. The knapweed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The knapweed.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • "Dick and I have been at loggerheads from the time we could even talk," says Tommy, 71, who is 22 months older than Dick.

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  • Ultimately though, I think the reason that we’re at loggerheads is because each is confident in our own presuppositions, the stuff that just isn’t there in the York’s article.

    “Actual” Support. You Know, From White People

  • In an 18-month period from June 2006 to December 2007, longline fishing boats caught more than 900 sea turtles, 799 of which were identified as loggerheads, which are protected under the Endangered Species Act. More than 300 of the turtles were dead, according to estimates.

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  • Q On the nomination of Bill Lann Lee, you seem to be at kind of loggerheads with -- judiciary chairman.

    Press Briefing By Mike Mccurry

  • Kudos for using the cool-sounding "loggerheads," but is that English?

    Taipei Times

  • Speculations are rife that Musharraf is pondering over launching a new political party as his close associates have advised him to avoid appearances in media particularly when he and PML-Q's Chaudhary Shujaat Hussain are at 'loggerheads'.

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  • The IMF and the Afghan government have been at loggerheads since the fall, when the IMF suspended its financial assistance to the country partly because the government refused to shut down Kabul Bank.

    Kabul Bank to Be Liquidated Next Month

  • Things just work better when one person captains the ship instead of having two authorities at loggerheads.

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  • Which is why India is constantly at loggerheads with Britain

    Matthew Yglesias » Ehud Barak: Peace or Apartheid

  • Which is why India is constantly at loggerheads with Britain and why after the ANC took control in South Africa, there were massive reprisals against white South Africans.

    Matthew Yglesias » Ehud Barak: Peace or Apartheid

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  • "They were at loggerheads over the use of the term 'loggerheads'." Better?

    November 12, 2007

  • Could loggerheads ever be at loggerheads? They seem too placid.

    November 12, 2007

  • You're forgetting about turtles.

    November 12, 2007

  • c_b: I agree. loggerheads is on my list of amber words. Though I'm not sure I agree with your usage example - I think of being at loggerheads as meaning "to have diametrically opposing views", which is not quite what I would infer from your example

    November 11, 2007

  • The Wordnet definition is odd to me--I only ever heard this word used in a phrase with "at," and always as describing a situation, not a person, e.g. "they were at loggerheads over whether to declare war."

    November 11, 2007