head-first

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head-first (comparative more head-first, superlative most head-first)

  1. With the head first or foremost.

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  • 1884, Mark Twain, Huckleberry Finn, chapter 7:
    I shot head-first off of the bank like a frog, clothes and all on, and struck out for the canoe.
  • 1887, Lewis Carroll, Sylvie and Bruno, chapter 2:
    'He must be able to spring from the floor to about twice his own height, gradually turning over as he rises, so as to come down again head first.'

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  • The Oxford English Dictionary, Second edition, 1989; online version November 2010. Link. Earlier version first published in New English Dictionary, 1896.