from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. directly ahead; -- said of a ship or any object, esp. of the wind when blowing from that point toward which a vessel would go.
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- adv. exactly ahead or in front
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And dead ahead, Charlie saw in a strange blend of fear and fierceness, dead ahead was Olaghi’s.