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Head:

(1) A comparatively high promontory with either a CLIFF or steep face. It extends into a large body of water, such as a sea or lake. An unnamed HEAD is usually called a headland. (2) The section of RIP CURRENT which has widened out seaward of the BREAKERS, also called head of rip.

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