masthead

[ mast-hed, mahst- ]
/ ˈmæstˌhɛd, ˈmɑst- /

noun

Also called flag. a statement printed in all issues of a newspaper, magazine, or the like, usually on the editorial page, giving the publication's name, the names of the owner and staff, etc.
Also called nameplate. a line of type on the front page of a newspaper or the cover of a periodical giving the name of the publication.
Nautical.
  1. the head of a mast.
  2. the uppermost point of a mast.

verb (used with object) Nautical.

adjective

Nautical. run up to the head of a mast: masthead rig.

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Origin of masthead

First recorded in 1740–50; mast1 + head
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British Dictionary definitions for masthead

masthead
/ (ˈmɑːstˌhɛd) /

noun

nautical
  1. the head of a mast
  2. (as modifier)masthead sail
Also called: flag the name of a newspaper or periodical, its proprietors, staff, etc, printed in large type at the top of the front page

verb (tr)

to send (a sailor) to the masthead as a punishment
to raise (a sail) to the masthead
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