head-first (comparative more head-first, superlative most head-first)
- With the head first or foremost.
- 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.'
- The Oxford English Dictionary, Second edition, 1989; online version November 2010. Link. Earlier version first published in New English Dictionary, 1896.