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
A triple-header at Dallas Baptist University, which included five Tarrant County teams, was washed out.
Fanendo Adi had a tremendous chance to score in first half stoppage time, but sent an open header off the post.
David Villa’s run in the 16th minute set up Jack Harrison’s tap-in to open the scoring for N.Y.C.F.C. N.Y.C.F.C. took a 2-1 lead in the 64th minute on Miguel Camargo’s header.
Shkëlzen Gashi delivered a beautiful ball into the penalty box and Kortne Ford’s header was well-placed to the right of Sporting goalkeeper Tim Melia, who had no chance.
Note • Junior Bailey White scored on a header in the 80th minute as the Cedarcrest Red Wolves (20-4-1) tied their best finish in school history by claiming third place with a 2-1 victory over Mountlake Terrace.
In the 57th minute, Sobol doubled the Hornets' lead with a header off a corner kick into the left corner of the net.
Erin Sweda headed Ryan Gareis' serve to Hailey Furio, whose header barely eluded Metea goalkeeper Amy Ahern.
That lesson, however, is not to invent another Esperanto, but to realize that our bitstreams will be in different languages, which need some standard headers.
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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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