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Meaning of masthead

mast•head

Pronunciation: (mast'hed", mäst'-), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calleda statement printed in all issues of a newspaper, magazine, or the like, usually on the editorial page, giving the publication's name, the names of the owner and staff, etc.
  2. Also calleda line of type on the front page of a newspaper or the cover of a periodical giving the name of the publication.
    1. the head of a mast.
    2. the uppermost point of a mast.
—v.t.
—adj.
  1. run up to the head of a mast: masthead rig.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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