head sea

|

noun Nautical.

a formation of waves running in a direction opposite to that of a vessel.

Nearby words

  1. head out,
  2. head over heels,
  3. head register,
  4. head restraint,
  5. head rhyme,
  6. head shop,
  7. head smut,
  8. head start,
  9. head station,
  10. head table

Origin of head sea

First recorded in 1885–90

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for head sea


British Dictionary definitions for head sea

head sea

noun

a sea in which the waves run directly against the course of a ship
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012