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subhead

[suhb-hed] /ˈsʌbˌhɛd/
noun
1.
a title or heading of a subdivision, as in a chapter, essay, or newspaper article.
2.
a subordinate division of a title or heading.
3.
the immediate subordinate of the president or other head of an educational institution.
Also, subheading (for defs 1, 2)
Origin of subhead
1580-1590
1580-90; sub- + head
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  • A sub-heading is a secondary heading and may be in the center of the measure or a side heading at the beginning of the line.

    Typesetting A. A. Stewart
  • Already about two miles and a half of the sub-heading have been driven.

  • The main heading was Physical and the sub-heading Medical History.

    Brink of Madness Walter J. Sheldon
Word Origin and History for sub-heading

subhead

n.

"smaller heading or title in a book, chapter, newspaper, etc.," 1875, from sub- + head (n.) in the sense of "heading, headline."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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