"Head" is a term from our naval brethren derived from the days of wooden ships and iron men. Those were the days when the comfort station for the crew was forward on either side of the ship's bowsprit. The bowsprit is a built-in spar projecting forward and angling up from the bow of a sailing vessel. It extends the head sails and helps support the mast(s) through head stays. Thus the word "head."
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