hatnote

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Etymology[edit]

From hat +‎ note by analogy with footnote, endnote, etc.

Noun[edit]

hatnote (plural hatnotes)

  1. (Wiktionary and WMF jargon) A short note placed at the top of an article, normally to provide links to other similarly named articles or disambiguation pages.
    • 2008, John Broughton, Wikipedia: the missing manual, page 320:
      If a reader searches for dioxin, she arrives at this article. The too-long hatnote on this page probably befuddled many readers looking for the Wikipedia article Polychlorinated dibenzodioxins
    • 2008, Phoebe Ayers, Charles Matthews, Ben Yates, , page 237:
      A hatnote on this default page points readers to the disambiguation page if they're looking for articles using a different meaning of the term.

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