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head·fast

 (hĕd′făst′)
n.
A mooring rope or chain that secures the bow of a ship to a wharf.

headfast

(ˈhɛdfɑːst)
n
(Nautical Terms) a mooring rope at the bows of a ship
[C16: from head (in the sense: front) + fast a mooring rope, from Middle English fest, from Old Norse festr; related to fast1]
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Noun1.headfast - a mooring line that secures the bow of a boat or ship to a wharf
mooring line, mooring - (nautical) a line that holds an object (especially a boat) in place
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