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(down) by the head

Definition of down by the head in English:

Nautical (Of a boat or ship) deeper in the water forward than astern: the Boy Andrew went down by the head
More example sentences
  • Captain Smith ordered the Marconi operators to send out a distress call that the ship was sinking by the head.
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