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noun head·er \ˈhe-dər\

Definition of header

  1. 1 :  one that removes heads; especially :  a grain-harvesting machine that cuts off the grain heads and elevates them to a wagon

  2. 2a :  a brick or stone laid in a wall with its end toward the face of the wallb :  a beam fitted at one side of an opening to support free ends of floor joists, studs, or raftersc :  a horizontal structural or finish piece over an opening :  linteld :  a conduit (such as an exhaust pipe for a many-cylindered engine) into which a number of smaller conduits opene :  a mounting plate through which electrical terminals pass from a sealed device (such as a transistor)

  3. 3 :  a fall or dive headfirst took a header into the pool

  4. 4 :  a shot or pass in soccer made by heading the ball

  5. 5a :  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.

15th Century

First Known Use of header

15th century


HEADER Defined for English Language Learners

header

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noun head·er \ˈhe-dər\

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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