sub·​head | \ ˈsəb-ˌhed How to pronounce subhead (audio) \

Definition of subhead

1 : a heading of a subdivision (as in an outline)
2 : a subordinate caption, title, or headline

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The headline for this week’s results is by Kevin Dopart; Chris Doyle wrote the honorable-mentions subhead. Washington Post, "Style Invitational Week 1345: The confaketionary — food fictoids," 15 Aug. 2019 Correction posted January 28, 2009 The original subhead mischaracterized where the attacks took place. The Christian Science Monitor, "Corrections," 4 Mar. 2019 Correction posted September 16, 2009 The subhead originally had the wrong number for Karzai's vote to be investigated. The Christian Science Monitor, "Corrections," 4 Mar. 2019 An earlier subhead of the story incorrectly stated the model was developed by the parent company. Kimberly Chin, WSJ, "Transamerica’s Entities to Pay $97.6 Million to Misled Retail Investors," 27 Aug. 2018 All of the following stories have links to the SI Vault or The MMQB versions click on the headline, subhead or link), with one exception: a softball story from the early days of the MMQB column., "Peter King’s Favorite Stories, from SI and The MMQB," 28 May 2018 The thrust of his argument can be found in the subhead: As reflexive support for the president redefines their movement, most conservative commentators have caved to pressure, following along. Jonah Goldberg, National Review, "Refusing to Be Reflexively Anti-Trump Isn’t Selling Out," 19 Dec. 2017 Subheads detailed new service levels on the rails, changes to bus schedules and fare increases, all of which riders have particularly bemoaned given three major service disruptions over four days. Rachel Siegel, Washington Post, "Surprise! You might be getting a refund from Metro," 26 June 2017 In a regular article, subheads are important so people can easily search for a topic. As Told To Patricia R. Olsen, New York Times, "Lots of Room to Write About Self-Storage," 7 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of subhead

1672, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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sub·​head | \ ˈsəb-ˌhed How to pronounce subhead (audio) \

Kids Definition of subhead

: a heading under which one of the divisions of a subject is listed

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