Definition of headmost in English:

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headmost

Pronunciation: /ˈhɛdməʊst/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

adjective

archaic
(Chiefly of a ship) holding a position in advance of others; foremost.
Example sentences
  • 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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