Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Head on; head to head: a whalers' term.

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Examples

  • The steamboat "Kimball" was running head-and-head with us, and so close that one might have jumped easily from our paddle-box on to her guards.

    A Journey in the Seaboard Slave States; With Remarks on Their Economy

  • Ahab's boat was central; and cheering his men, he told them he would take the whale head-and-head, -- that is, pull straight up to his forehead, -- a not uncommon thing; for when within a certain limit, such

    Moby Dick, or, the whale

  • Ahab's boat was central; and cheering his men, he told them he would take the whale head-and-head, -- that is, pull straight up to his forehead, -- a not uncommon thing; for when within a certain limit, such a course excludes the coming onset from the whale's sidelong vision.

    Moby-Dick, or, The Whale

  • Ahab’s boat was central; and cheering his men, he told them he would take the whale head-and-head, — that is, pull straight up to his forehead, — a not uncommon thing; for when within a certain limit, such a course excludes the coming onset from the whale’s sidelong vision.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • "I was watching the replay of this horse last time at Golden Gate Fields and it looked like he went head-and-head early and really wasn't comfortable.

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