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A rivet with a head shaped like a truncated cone.

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HEADLAND

A comparatively high promontory having a steep face. Usually called HEAD when coupled with a specific name. Also called FORELAND.

DYNAMIC SUCTION HEAD

Positive static suction head minus friction head and minus velocity head.

SUCTION LIFT

The combination of static suction lift and friction head in the suction piping when the source of liquid is below the pump centerline.

HEAD

The measure of the pressure expressed in feet of height of water: 1 psi = 2.31 feet of water.

HEADSTICK

The spar laced to the head of the topsail.

TAFFRAIL

The rail at the stern of the boat that covers the head of the counter timbers.

JACK-CROSS-TREE

The single iron cross-tree at head of a topgallant mast.

GAFF

A spar to support the head of a gaff sail.

PAY OFF

To let a vessel's head fall off from the wind (to leeward.)

HEAD ROPE

The part of the bolt rope, at the head of a sail, running from the mast to the sprit
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