masthead

[[t]mɑ͟ːsthed, mæ̱st-[/t]]
mastheads
1) N-COUNT A ship's masthead is the highest part of its mast.
2) N-COUNT: usu sing, usu with poss A newspaper's masthead is the part at the top of the front page where its name appears in big letters.

We carry illustrations of these medals on our masthead.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Masthead — may refer to: Media the masthead (publishing), a list, usually found on the editorial page of a newspaper or other periodical, listing the publisher, editorial board, advertising rates, etc. a masthead (web design), is a graphic image or text… …   Wikipedia

  • masthead — UK US /ˈmɑːsthed/ US  /ˈmæstˌhed/ noun [C] ► COMMUNICATIONS the title and information that are printed at the top of a newspaper s or magazine s front page: »The masthead of issue 1 gives the cover price as $1.50. ► INTERNET the name of a person …   Financial and business terms

  • masthead — [mast′hed΄] n. 1. the top part of a ship s mast ☆ 2. a box or section printed in each issue of a newspaper or magazine, giving the publishers, owners, and editors, the location of the offices, subscription rates, etc. 3. NAMEPLATE (sense 2) vt. 1 …   English World dictionary

  • Masthead — Mast head , v. t. (Naut.) To cause to go to the masthead as a punishment. Marryat. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Masthead — Mast head , n. (Naut.) The top or head of a mast; the part of a mast above the hounds. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • masthead — 1748, top of a ship s mast (the place for the display of flags), hence, from 1838, top of a newspaper; from MAST (Cf. mast) (n.1) + HEAD (Cf. head) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • masthead — ► NOUN 1) the highest part of a ship s mast. 2) the name of a newspaper or magazine printed at the top of the first or editorial page …   English terms dictionary

  • masthead — noun 1》 the highest part of a ship s mast or of the lower section of a mast. 2》 the name of a newspaper or magazine printed at the top of the first or editorial page. verb 1》 historical send (a sailor) to the masthead, especially as a punishment …   English new terms dictionary

  • masthead — UK [ˈmæstˌhed] / US noun [countable] Word forms masthead : singular masthead plural mastheads 1) the name of a newspaper or magazine that is printed at the top of the front page 2) the top of the mast (= tall pole) on a boat or ship …   English dictionary

  • masthead — /mast hed , mahst /, n. 1. Also called flag. a 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 called nameplate. a …   Universalium

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