ship's head

ship's head

[′ships ′hed]
(navigation)
The heading of a vessel in degrees.
References in classic literature ?
Really, I knew already the anterior part of this submarine boat, of which this is the exact division, starting from the ship's head: the dining-room, five yards long, separated from the library by a water-tight partition; the library, five yards long; the large drawing-room, ten yards long, separated from the Captain's room by a second water-tight partition; the said room, five yards in length; mine, two and a half yards; and, lastly a reservoir of air, seven and a half yards, that extended to the bows.
I read the service over him at sunset and then I stuck the ship's head north and brought her in here.
But when the ship's head swung down the river away from that town, Oriental and squalid, I missed the expected elation of that striven-for moment.
On the 20th we bade farewell to the south, and with a fair wind turned the ship's head northward.
The Kitchen Table is a particular favourite with guests who accompany the ship's head chef to local markets, where they shop for ingredients used in a hands-on cooking class in the liner's show kitchen.
The Kitchen Table is a particular favourite with guests who accompany the ship's head chef to local markets where they shop for ingredients used in a hands-on cooking class in the liner's show kitchen.
He said he performed the "salute" to impress the ship's head waiter, who was from Giglio, to please a friend staying on the island and to treat the passengers.