Meaning of headword

head•word

Pronunciation: (hed'wûrd"), [key]
— n.
  1. a word, phrase, or the like, appearing as the heading of a chapter, dictionary or encyclopedia entry, etc.
  2. catchword (def. 2).
  3. head (def. 26).
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