Whitehead may refer to:Whitehead, a blocked sweat/sebaceous duct of the skin known medically as a closed comedo. Whitehead (bird), a small species of passerine bird, endemic to New Zealand. Whitehead building, heritage listed residence of the principal of the University of Adelaide's Lincoln College. Whitehead (patience), a patience game related to Klondike. Whitehead (surname), a surname. Whitehead torpedo, the first effective self-propelled torpedo, invented by Robert Whitehead in 1866. Whiteheads, another name for the wheat disease take-all. USS Whitehead (1861–1865), American Civil War, 136-ton screw steam gunboat.