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Having a scalp wholly or partly lacking hair; bald.‘a big, bald-headed man’
- ‘The bald-headed battler is a player that most teams would like because you know he will always give his all for the team.’
- ‘At first glance, he looks more like a bald-headed, gray-bearded statesman or religious figure than a pioneer in international wildlife conservation.’
- ‘The bald-headed coach admitted that his decision to rejoin Bucks was influenced by the fact that he left the team amicably in 1998.’
- ‘A big, bald-headed dude was passed out on the bunk above, an early casualty of beer and Valium.’
- ‘He halted some bald-headed, bespectacled passer-by.’
- ‘He was fat and bald-headed, and had an expression of winning gentleness and simplicity upon his tranquil countenance.’
- ‘At the subway the baldheaded man stopped and took a pack of government transit tickets from his pocket.’
- ‘It wasn't my Aunt Vera in the casket, not unless she'd changed into a bald-headed old man with a thick mustache.’
- ‘The bald-headed stranger strains a small cough and rubs his eyes.’
- ‘Two police officers took a bald-headed chap out of the house in handcuffs and put him in the van.’
- ‘The shop was owned by a bald-headed pessimist who had once been a gold prospector in Canada.’
- ‘As I hesitated, a short, fat, bald-headed man looked up from the next desk.’
- ‘There's a silly, bald-headed, grey-edged old man in a red sports convertible coming down the road towards me.’
- ‘Hackett was invited to join the Three Stooges when "Curly" Howard, the bald-headed member of the comedy team, suffered a stroke in 1946.’
- ‘Hurrying towards them was a small baldheaded man the children hadn't seen before.’
- ‘The bald-headed birds, a little bigger than doves, emerged to hop around in the sunlight.’
- ‘The bald-headed teacher stared down at me, his gaze hard as granite.’
- ‘She could have kissed the little bald-headed man.’
- ‘It's a little unnerving to look up and realise that you're sitting under a photo of a large bald-headed man who is grinning wildly and wielding a bloody axe.’
- ‘Police said the main suspect was a white bald-headed man.’
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