headfast

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headfast (ˈhɛdfɑːst)
 
n
a mooring rope at the bows of a ship
 
[C16: from head (in the sense: front) + fast a mooring rope, from Middle English fest, from Old Norse festr; related to fast1]

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headfast

noun
a mooring line that secures the bow of a boat or ship to a wharf 
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