Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of headmost in English:
(Chiefly of a ship) holding a position in advance of others; foremost.
- Shute ordered that before the Indians come to meet they fly a ‘British Flagg’ in their ‘headmost Canoo.’
- At 10 A.M. the headmost vessel fired a shot, and hoisted a red flag.
- At noon our headmost ships were pretty near them, and between one and two, the Warspite and Dorsetshire began to fire, and were then abreast of the Cardinal rocks.
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