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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Kev·el n.
 1. Naut. A strong cleat to which large ropes are belayed.
 2. A stone mason's hammer. [Written also cavil.]
 Kevel head Naut., a projecting end of a timber, used as a kevel.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tim·ber·head n. Naut. The top end of a timber, rising above the gunwale, and serving for belaying ropes, etc.; -- called also kevel head.