headword

noun
head·​word | \ˈhed-ˌwərd \

Definition of headword 

1 : a word or term placed at the beginning (as of a chapter or an entry in an encyclopedia)

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1727, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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headword

noun

English Language Learners Definition of headword

: a word placed at the beginning of an entry in a dictionary, encyclopedia, etc.

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