Definition of "headwork" [head•work]

  • Mental activity or work; thought. (noun)
  • Mental work (noun)

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  • The ornamentation of the keystone of an arch (noun)

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Use "headwork" in a sentence
  • "There can be no harm in drawing the attention of the mob to the fact that the classes above them work with their heads, for any kind of headwork is mortal anguish to the man in the street."
  • "Perhaps I need the movement implied in writing rather than headwork to make the architecture fully unfold."
  • "It is true enough that we have had some rare intellectual specimens in the higher frames of boxing glory, but I can truthfully say that no man ever attained genuine boxing recognition without real headwork."