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headnote

[ hed-noht ]
/ ˈhɛdˌnoʊt /
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noun

a brief summary, comment, or explanation that precedes a chapter, report, etc.

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Origin of headnote

First recorded in 1850–55; head + note
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  • For dinner, I made the New York Times recipe for a Thanksgiving leftover enchilada pie, which the headnote says was developed for a children’s section of the newspaper, which made me feel a little self conscious but only a little.

    20 Days of Turkey|Meghan McCarron|December 23, 2020|Eater
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