running head

noun

Definition of running head

: a headline repeated on consecutive pages (as of a book)

called also running headline

First Known Use of running head

1839, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about running head

Time Traveler for running head

Time Traveler

The first known use of running head was in 1839

See more words from the same year

Statistics for running head

Cite this Entry

“Running head.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/running%20head. Accessed 5 Apr. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on running head

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for running head

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with running head

Comments on running head

What made you want to look up running head? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!