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

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As the first group of Democratic presidential hopefuls hits the debate stage Wednesday night in Miami, the masthead that lives at the top of YouTube tonight belongs to President Trump. Caitlin Conant, CBS News, "2020 Daily Trail Markers: Attention turns to Miami for first Democratic debate," 26 June 2019 Which is why the media—from cover stars to mastheads to creatives who concept and produce content—becomes a significant tool to bring these unsettling and pervasive inequities to the forefront. Marjon Carlos, Glamour, "September's Black Fashion Cover Stars Reveal More Than Just Style," 8 Aug. 2018 Tickets went on sale Monday and can be purchased through the Navy ticket office at 1-800-US4-NAVY or by clicking on the TICKETS tab in the masthead of Don Markus,, "Maryland-Navy will square off in Annapolis in 2018 Veterans Classic," 2 July 2018 Much of the film’s heist, which operated with knife-sharp precision and more moving parts than the inside of a clock, involved our very own magazine—the movie’s closing credits looked a bit like its masthead. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "All the Stars Turned Out for the World Premiere of Ocean’s 8," 6 June 2018 And the names on the, er, masthead are grabbers, too: Bill Clinton and James Patterson. Jocelyn Mcclurg, USA TODAY, "'The President Is Missing'! Can superhero prez save the day in Clinton/Patterson thriller?," 3 June 2018 Aftermath: Removed from the masthead of The Atlantic magazine, fired from Emerson Collective. Fiza Pirani, ajc, "From Weinstein to Lauer: A timeline of 2017's sexual harassment scandals," 26 May 2018 The idea for the book came from a desire among some members of the Penn Appétit masthead team to incorporate more cooking into their lives. Allison Steele,, "Penn Appetit! In their spare time, these students publish a food magazine and cookbook," 15 May 2018 Such a lawsuit would assert that team officials knew about the misconduct of Richardson—whose name had appeared at the top of the company’s masthead until several months ago—and unreasonably failed to take corrective steps. Michael Mccann,, "Fallout from Latest Allegations Against Panthers Owner Jerry Richardson," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of masthead

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of masthead

: the top of a ship's mast
: the name of a newspaper shown on the top of the first page


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

Kids Definition of masthead

: the top of a ship's mast

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