head·​end ˈhed-ˌend How to pronounce headend (audio)
: equipment or a facility which receives communications signals (such as cable television broadcasts) for distribution to a local region

Examples of headend in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fiber restoration, plant maintenance, and headend operations will be supported 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 7 Feb. 2020 In January 2006, PC Services — or Groveland LLC — installed $300,000 worth of headend equipment on its own because residents were beginning to move in and demanding service, according to court records and Bustamante. Martin E. Comas, orlandosentinel.com, 26 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of headend was in 1960

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“Headend.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headend. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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