masthead

noun
mast·​head | \ ˈmast-ˌhed How to pronounce masthead (audio) \

Definition of masthead

1 : the top of a mast
2a : the printed matter in a newspaper or periodical that gives the title and details of ownership, advertising rates, and subscription rates
b : the name of a publication (such as a newspaper) displayed on the top of the first page

Examples of masthead in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The names of Hunter and other Daniel Defense staff members appeared beside the regular editorial staff on the magazine’s masthead, under a Daniel Defense logo. Jon Swaine, Washington Post, 25 July 2022 But the 2019 masthead of the sport’s largest and most influential magazine, Thrasher, shows only 1 woman contributing to the publication’s creative. Jennifer Sherowski, Outside Online, 31 Aug. 2019 One of the most significant names to ever grace the Crimson’s masthead, and a former colleague of Ms. Mahoney’s on the student publication, had highlighted her achievement a quarter-century earlier, in the 75th anniversary history of the newspaper. Bryan Marquard, BostonGlobe.com, 31 July 2022 The names of Hunter and other Daniel Defense staff members appeared beside the regular editorial staff on the magazine’s masthead, under a Daniel Defense logo. Jon Swaine, Washington Post, 25 July 2022 The names of Hunter and other Daniel Defense staff members appeared beside the regular editorial staff on the magazine’s masthead, under a Daniel Defense logo. Shawn Boburg And Jon Swaine, Anchorage Daily News, 26 July 2022 Those are just a few examples, as interns have gone on to work in nearly every department, including the masthead. Los Angeles Times, 31 May 2022 Kahn, who is currently the second-highest ranking editor at The Times, will take over this summer, after Baquet's eight-year tenure at the top of the masthead concludes, according to The Times. NBC News, 19 Apr. 2022 Even so, The Times used an illustration of the Pereira complex on the masthead of its classified ads section in Orange County. Los Angeles Times, 26 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of masthead

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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4 Sep 2022

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“Masthead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/masthead. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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masthead

noun
mast·​head | \ ˈmast-ˌhed How to pronounce masthead (audio) \

Kids Definition of masthead

: the top of a ship's mast

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