Definition of Headrails
1. headrail [n] - See also: headrail
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Headrails
Literary usage of Headrails
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Lower Canada Reports =: Décisions Des Tribunaux Du Bas-Canada by Simon Lelièvre (1853)
"... headrails and knees, and carried away her cathead block and fall, and she was otherwise considerably damaged. ..."
2. Glossary of Terms and Phrases by Henry Percy Smith (1883)
"... square-sterned, without headrails ; but especially a two or three masted vessel with only fure-and-aft sails on her ..."
3. An Attempt to Develop the Law of Storms by Means of Facts: Arranged by William Reid (1850)
"Ship pitching, rolling, and straining very much ; carried away the headrails, and washed away the waist bulwarks ; making a great deal of water ; hands ..."