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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
First recorded in 1580-90; sub- + head
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  • Tom's part in the affair was told in a couple of paragraphs under a subhead.

    The Walking Delegate Leroy Scott
  • All this is done, even where the saving under one subhead more than counterbalances the excess under another in the same vote.

Word Origin and History for subhead
n.

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

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