Definition of Headrail

1. a rail on the head of a ship [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Headrail

headphone
headphoned
headphonelike
headphones
headpiece
headpieces
headpin
headpins
headquarter
headquartered
headquartering
headquarters
headquarters staff
headrace
headraces
headrail (current term)
headrails
headrest
headrests
headrig
headright
headrigs
headring
headrings
headroom
headrooms
headrope
headropes
headrush
headrushes

Literary usage of Headrail

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The emigrant ship: A Novel by William Clark Russell (1893)
"... and the red, wet gleam which slipped off the planks as the vessel dipped with an occasional flash of brine over the headrail explained why. ..."

2. The New General and Mining Telegraph Code by Charles Algernon Moreing, Thomas Neal (1907)
"... not got the machinery to do it Headmost There is no machinery at all Headpiece Have tested the machinery headrail . The machinery is in good condition ..."

3. Old Ocean's Ferry: The Log of the Modern Mariner, the Trans-Atlantic by John Colgate Hoyt (1900)
"... main-mast; 11, pumps; 12, galley, caboose; 13, main hatchway; 14, windlass; 15, foremast; 16, fore-hatchway; 17, bitts; 18, bowsprit; 19, headrail; 20, ..."

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