The heads

What are "The heads" ?

Today it means: The heads are the toilets on board a boat or ship.

The toilet aboard a ship is called the heads. The term comes from the days of sailing ships when the place for the crew (not the officers) to go to the toilet was all the way forward on either side of the bowsprit, the integral part of the hull to which the figurehead (the head) was fastened.

   

By SailingQuiz September 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              



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