below-the-fold

adjective

be·​low-the-fold
: located below the fold on the front page of a broadsheet newspaper
He says some local stories that would have been natural Page One leads … are now given below-the-fold or inside treatment …Joe Strupp, Editor & Publisher, 22 Oct. 2001
below-the-fold news
They had already discussed how they were going to handle the Gomez trial—a below-the-fold story on the front page with a single photo. The trial was continuing tomorrow, so it didn't deserve better play yet.Christine Barber, The Replacement Child: A Mystery, 2010

Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of below-the-fold was in 1951

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“Below-the-fold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/below-the-fold. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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