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head sea

noun, Nautical
a formation of waves running in a direction opposite to that of a vessel.
Origin of head sea
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for head sea
  • Pitch refers to the alternate lift and fall of each end of a vessel in a head sea.
British Dictionary definitions for head sea

head sea

a sea in which the waves run directly against the course of a ship
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