dropline

[ drop-lahyn ]
/ ˈdrɒpˌlaɪn /

noun Journalism.

a headline or bank consisting of a top line set flush with the left margin, with each succeeding line indented on the left, and the final line flush with the right margin.

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Also called stagger head, staggered head, stephead, stepped line.

Origin of dropline

First recorded in 1880–85; drop + line1
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