Dictionary.com

masthead

[ mast-hed, mahst- ]
/ ˈmæstˌhɛd, ˈmɑst- /
Save This Word!

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.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of masthead

First recorded in1740–50; mast1 + head
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use masthead in a sentence

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK