By the head

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(Naut.) having the bows lower than the stern; - said of a vessel when her head is lower in the water than her stern. If her stern is lower, she is by the stern.
(Naut.) See under By.
- Shak.

See also: By, Head

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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