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header (plural headers)
- The upper portion of a page (or other) layout.
- If you reduce the header of this document, the body will fit onto a single page.
- Text, or other visual information, used to mark off a quantity of text, often titling or summarizing it.
- Your header is too long; "Local Cannibals" will suffice.
- Text, or other visual information, that goes at the top of a column of information in a table.
- That column should have the header "payment status".
- (informal) A font, text style, or typesetting used for any of the above.
- Parts of speech belong in a level-three header. Level-two headers are reserved for the name of the language.
- a brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall or within the brickwork with the short side showing; compare stretcher
- This wall has four header courses.
- a horizontal structural or finish piece over an opening
- a machine that cuts the heads off of grain etc
- They fed the bale into the header.
- (soccer) the act of hitting the ball with the head
- His header for the goal followed a perfect corner kick.
2011 October 1, Phil Dawkes, “Sunderland 2 - 2 West Brom”, BBC Sport:
- The Black Cats had a mountain to climb after James Morrison's header and Shane Long's neat side-foot finish gave Albion a 2-0 lead five minutes in.
- a headlong fall or jump
- The clown tripped over the other clown and took a header.
- (computing) the first part of a file or record that describes its contents
- The header includes an index, an identifier, and a pointer to the next entry.
- (networking) the first part of a packet, often containing its address and descriptors
- The encapsulation layer adds an eight-byte header and a two-byte trailer to each packet.
- A raised tank that supplies water at constant pressure, especially to a central heating and hot water system
- A pipe which connects several smaller pipes.
- Common practice is to use plastic pipes with iron headers.
- (text used to mark off a quantity of text): head, heading
- (brick that is laid sideways): bonder, coping, cope
- (horizontal structural or finish piece over an opening): lintel
upper portion of a page layout
text used to mark off a quantity of text
brick that is laid sideways
horizontal structural or finish piece over an opening
machine that cuts the heads off of grain
headlong fall or jump
soccer: act of hitting the ball with the head