- a brick or stone laid in a wall or the like so that its shorter ends are exposed or parallel to the surface.Compare stretcher(def 5).
- 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.
Origin of header
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Historical Examples of headers
It is used in joining tail beams to headers in floor framing.Handwork in Wood
The courses consist, on plan, of "stretchers" and "headers."A History of Art in Chalda & Assyria, v. 1
These titles served as headers on alternate pages in the original.On a Donkey's Hurricane Deck
R. Pitcher Woodward
Bond stones or headers should be used frequently in every course.
The brick is laid in common bond, with five courses of stretchers to one of headers.Huntley
Tony P. Wrenn
- a block of data on a tape or disk providing information about the size, location, etc, of a file
- (as modifier)header card; header label
"head-first dive or plunge," 1849, from head (n.); as a type of pass or shot with the head in soccer, by 1906.