EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HEAD-WAY
Under the ship's bottom; said of an anchor which is dropped while she has head-way.
The public at large awakened to a dazed realization of the head-way which the new idea had made.
Without the use of the rudder the ship could not be got sufficiently off to give her head-way.
And Wang’s wife told her with tears: ‘My master was an official, but for a long time he did not make any head-way.
There can be no accounting for the head-way one makes, when sailing in that remarkable manner.