noun a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about
- the heading seemed to have little to do with the text
noun horizontal beam used as a finishing piece over a door or window
noun brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall
noun a framing member crossing and supporting the ends of joists, studs, or rafters so as to transfer their weight to parallel joists, studs, or rafters
noun a machine that cuts the heads off grain and moves them into a wagon
noun (soccer) the act of hitting the ball with your head
noun a headlong jump (or fall)
- he took a header into the shrubbery
- One who, or that which, heads nails, rivets, etc., esp. a machine for heading.
- One who heads a movement, a party, or a mob; head; chief; leader. R.
- (Arch.) (a) A brick or stone laid with its shorter face or head in the surface of the wall. (b) In framing, the piece of timber fitted between two trimmers, and supported by them, and carrying the ends of the tailpieces.
- A reaper for wheat, that cuts off the heads only.
- A fall or plunge headforemost, as while riding a bicycle, or in bathing; as, to take a header. Colloq.
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