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
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 : a fall or dive headfirst took a header into the pool
4 : a shot or pass in soccer made by heading the ball
Examples of header in a Sentence
She tripped on the rock and took a header.
He scored with a header past the goalie.
Recent Examples of header from the Web
The first three Wawa stores in Palm Beach opened in March during a triple header grand opening event at two Palm Spring locations and one in Riviera Beach.
Dealing with their first double-header of the season, the Aberdeen IronBirds found themselves in Lowell, Mass. Monday evening to battle the Spinners in New York-Penn League play.
Miazga, a Chelsea defender playing his first international match since May 2016, had an open header near a post and scored his first goal in three national team appearances.
New Orleans' lone goal came off a Jon Evans cross that Tony Judice finished with a header with under 10 minutes to go before halftime.
The header of the transcript issued Saturday described Xi as president of the Republic of China.
Cameroon captain Benjamin Moukandjo curled a free-kick narrowly off target in the 67th, while Chile had another chance when Mauricio Isla's header went narrowly wide at a corner.
Against Crew SC, Konig hustled to turn a loose ball into what amounted to a secondary assist on Djiby's famous game-winning header (the actual assist went to left back Justin Hoyte).
After dominating for most of the first 30 minutes, Pittsburgh settled into the game and started creating chances, culminating in a header on goal from Riverhounds forward Kevin Kerr that was ultimately ruled offside.
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First Known Use of header
HEADER Defined for English Language Learners
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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