headnote

[ hed-noht ]
/ ˈhɛdˌnoʊt /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. headmaster,
  2. headmasterly,
  3. headmistress,
  4. headmistressy,
  5. headmost,
  6. headphone,
  7. headphones,
  8. headpiece,
  9. headpin,
  10. headquarter

Origin of headnote

First recorded in 1850–55; head + note

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