header

noun head·er \ ˈhe-dər \

Definition of header

1 :one that removes heads; especially :a grain-harvesting machine that cuts off the grain heads and elevates them to a wagon
2 a :a brick or stone laid in a wall with its end toward the face of the wall
b :a beam fitted at one side of an opening to support free ends of floor joists, studs, or rafters
c :a horizontal structural or finish piece over an opening :lintel
d :a conduit (such as an exhaust pipe for a many-cylindered engine) into which a number of smaller conduits open
e :a mounting plate through which electrical terminals pass from a sealed device (such as a transistor)
3 :a fall or dive headfirst
  • took a header into the pool
4 :a shot or pass in soccer made by heading the ball
5 a :head 15a(1)
b :information (such as a page number) printed or placed at the top of each page of a document — compare footer 2

Examples of header in a Sentence

  1. She tripped on the rock and took a header.

  2. He scored with a header past the goalie.

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First Known Use of header

15th century


HEADER Defined for English Language Learners

header

noun

Definition of header for English Language Learners

  • : a word, phrase, etc., that is placed at the beginning of a document, passage, etc., or at the top of a page

  • : a fall in which your head hits the ground

  • soccer : a shot or pass made by hitting the ball with your head



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