• WordNet 3.6
    • n header a headlong jump (or fall) "he took a header into the shrubbery"
    • n header (soccer) the act of hitting the ball with your head
    • n header a machine that cuts the heads off grain and moves them into a wagon
    • n header a framing member crossing and supporting the ends of joists, studs, or rafters so as to transfer their weight to parallel joists, studs, or rafters
    • n header brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall
    • n header horizontal beam used as a finishing piece over a door or window
    • n header a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about "the heading seemed to have little to do with the text"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: "Doubleheader," which refers to two baseball games played back to back, was originally a railroad term that referred to two engines in a switching yard hooked up back to back on a single train. The train could also be called a "two-header."
    • Header (Arch) A brick or stone laid with its shorter face or head in the surface of the wall.
    • Header A fall or plunge head first, as while riding a bicycle, or a skateboard, or in bathing; -- sometimes, implying the striking of the head on the ground; as, to take a header .
    • Header A reaper for wheat, that cuts off the heads only.
    • Header (Arch) In framing, the piece of timber fitted between two trimmers, and supported by them, and carrying the ends of the tailpieces.
    • Header One who heads a movement, a party, or a mob; head; chief; leader.
    • Header One who, or that which, heads nails, rivets, etc., esp. a machine for heading.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n header One who or that which removes the head from something; one who beheads or decapitates: obsolete except in certain special uses. One who heads fish in the operation of dressing them.
    • n header One who places a head on something, as on a nail or a pin; specifically, a cooper who puts in the heads of casks.
    • n header One who or that which stands at the head of something, as one who leads a mob or party.
    • n header In masonry: A heavy stone extending over the thickness of a wall.
    • n header A brick laid lengthwise across the thickness of a wall and acting as a bond. See cut under inbond.
    • n header A plunge or dive head foremost, as into the water, or, involuntarily, from a horse or a bicycle.
    • n header One who dives head foremost.
    • n header In the manufacture of needles, a person whose duty it is to turn the needles all one way, preparatory to drilling.
    • n header A sod, brick, or stone placed with the end toward the interior in building revetments.
    • n header A ship's mate or other officer in charge of a whale-boat; a boat-header.
    • n header A connection at the ends of the tubes in a water-tube boiler. The water usually descends in one header and steam rises in another, thus keeping the current of water and steam flowing in one direction and promoting good circulation.
    • n header In a floor or roof, the timber used for framing round an opening. It is supported by two trimmers, one at either end, and, in its turn, supports the ends of the two tail-beams.
    • n header A horse used in helping to haul heavily-laden vehicles up heavy grades.
    • n header In cigarmaking, a workman who shapes or finishes the head or mouth-end of a cigar: also, an appliance used for the same purpose.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Header one who puts a head on something: a dive, head foremost, into water: a brick laid lengthwise along the thickness of a wall, serving as a bond: a heavy stone extending through the thickness of a wall
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. héafod, Dut. hoofd, Ger. haupt.


In literature:

The use of headers and anchors is absolutely necessary in loose soils only, but they greatly strengthen the revetment in any case.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
I felt a lot more tired the day after that baseball double header than I do right now.
"The Boy Scout Fire Fighters" by Robert Maitland
Hastily stripping himself, he went to the gangway, and standing upon the steps, took a header into the oily brine.
"Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea" by Charles H. L. Johnston
We came near taking a header into the lake, but we got the brakes on just in time.
"Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
That was better than taking a header off the roof.
"The Martian" by George Du Maurier
Tom, here are your 'double headers,' with love from your mother.
"Red, White, Blue Socks. Part Second" by Sarah L. Barrow
We played a double-header with the Phillies and lost a even two games.
"Alex the Great" by H. C. Witwer
Cabbage, Winter Header, large, fine, sure to head.
"The Mayflower, January, 1905" by Various
However, its pages had running headers which changed with each chapter.
"The Thread of Gold" by Arthur Christopher Benson
That was a nasty header you took last night.
"Anything Once" by Douglas Grant

In poetry:

At the fence just ahead the outsider still led,
The chestnut play'd follow my leader;
Oh! the devil a gap, he went into it slap,
And he and his jock took a header.
"Hippodromania; Or, Whiffs From The Pipe" by Adam Lindsay Gordon

In news:

The next Planning Board meeting on Nov 14 will potentially feature a triple header of public hearings.
Click the column headers to sort.
An easy way to check that all eight cylinders are firing is by measuring the header primary temps with an infrared temperature probe.
Quadruple -header on tap for Saturday at Hillsboro Stadium.
The Stadium will be the site Saturday of a non-league quadruple -header.
This new tuned pipe uses a 2 piece design with a strong, spring mounted header for quicker maintenance.
Nmca Kooks Headers Nationals Atco Raceway 1966 Fairlane.
Nmca Kooks Headers Nationals Atco Raceway Banner.
Nmca Kooks Headers Nationals Atco Raceway 1970 Amx.
In that time, a few parts grew legs, such as the headers, induction, crank damper, and a few other goodies.
Recovers by File Header.
Click on table headers to sort by category, or use the search field to filter by keyword.
Reptile modue header 1.
The 2012-2013 Roller Girl season opener featured a double header held in Ballwin,Mo.
30 ft universal bean header.

In science:

These C++ files will be written out with the help of the method Cform(). • Now, all C++ files are established and the header file can be finished.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Make Header() constructs a new header file for this process, where all channels will be stored.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Two additional header files, written by Steven Detweiler and which will be listed later, are grid.h and adapt.h.
Variational Principles in General Relativity
The count rates have been multiplied by the value of the header parameter PHOTFLAM, which represents the inverse sensitivity on the filters in the case of a flat continuum (Fλ ∝ λβ , β = 0, which corresponds to Fν ∝ ν−α , α = 2).
The nuclear SED of NGC6251: a BL Lac in the center of an FR I radio galaxy
We remark that all transmissions occurring during slots 3 and 4 are just acks requiring only “empty” messages providing onl y headers but without payload.
Online Permutation Routing in Partitioned Optical Passive Star Networks