- 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.
Examples from the Web for headers
The wheat is all harvested by headers, leaving the straw on the ground for its enrichment.
In the original edition, these appeared as headers on odd-numbered pages.rminius Vambry, his life and adventures|rminius Vambry
Here it is defended by a fine wall of opus quadratum of tufa, in alternate courses of headers and stretchers.
The crop is taken off with headers, as is usual in this State.Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands|Charles Nordhoff
The east wall showed pairs of bricks placed at right angles to each other, so that headers and stretchers appeared alternately.The Cultural History of Marlborough, Virginia|C. Malcolm Watkins
British Dictionary definitions for headers
- 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
Word Origin and History for headers
"head-first dive or plunge," 1849, from head (n.); as a type of pass or shot with the head in soccer, by 1906.