head-on
I. adverb Date: 1840 1. with the head or front making the initial contact <
the cars collided head-on
>
2. in direct opposition, confrontation, or contradiction <
met the problem head-on
>
II. adjective Date: 1903 1. having the front facing in the direction of initial contact or line of sight <
a head-on collision
>
2. frontal 2b <
a head-on confrontation
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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