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[ fˈɪɡəhˌɛd], [ fˈɪɡəhˌɛd], [ f_ˈɪ_ɡ_ə_h_ˌɛ_d]

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A figurehead is a carved symbol on the deck of a ship or on the head of a revived pirate flag, which is used to indicate the ship's captain. The first figureheads were probably solid blocks of wood, but later became more stylized, with exaggerating features such as horns and beards.

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