[hed-on, -awn]
(of two objects) meeting with the fronts or heads foremost: a head-on collision.
facing the direction of forward motion or alignment; frontal.
characterized by direct opposition: a head-on confrontation.
with the front or head foremost, especially in a collision: She stepped out of the front door and walked head-on into her husband.

1830–40, Americanism

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adv, —adj
1.  with the front or fronts foremost: a head-on collision
2.  with directness or without compromise: in his usual head-on fashion

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Example sentences
They didn't see a crisis that was swerving head-on into their lane.
But there's no rule of the highway that says accidents have to be head-on.
In a head-on clash between violence and power the outcome is hardly in doubt.
As long as scholars don't confront the top leadership head-on, they can write
  in scholarly journals pretty much as they choose.
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