noun head·word \ˈhed-ˌwərd\

: a word placed at the beginning of an entry in a dictionary, encyclopedia, etc.

Full Definition of HEADWORD

:  a word or term placed at the beginning (as of a chapter or an entry in an encyclopedia)
:  head 19

First Known Use of HEADWORD

circa 1823


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