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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. With the head or front first: The cars crashed head-on.
  • adv. In open conflict; in direct opposition: "I have wondered since whether it would have been wiser to meet the issue head-on” ( Henry A. Kissinger).
  • adj. Facing forward; frontal.
  • adj. With the front end foremost: a head-on collision.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Direct, abrupt, blunt or unequivocal; not prevaricating.
  • adj. Of a collision, from the front or in the direction of motion.
  • n. A collision from the front.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. characterized by direct opposition.
  • adj. Without evasion or compromise.
  • adj. Meeting front to front; used mostly of collisions between vehicles.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. with the front foremost
  • adv. in direct opposition; directly
  • adj. characterized by direct opposition
  • adj. meeting front to front

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