Definition of head sea in English:

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head sea


A mass of waves coming from directly in front of a ship: we tried out the boat in a steep head sea
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  • Grady's hull is designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates and has some serious deadrise amidships - about 30 degrees - and is designed to slice through head seas yet give stability at the dock or while trolling.
  • The 31 is easily controlled whether in head seas, following seas, fighting a fish or docking at a marina.
  • Indeed, in a head sea of any magnitude, solid water often swept over the pilothouse.

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