running head

See synonyms for running head on
  1. a descriptive word, phrase, title, or the like, usually repeated at the top of each page of a book, periodical, etc.

Origin of running head

First recorded in 1830–40

Words Nearby running head Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use running head in a sentence

  • There were two issues of this book, the variations of which occur in the running head-lines.

  • In books and pamphlets the page number is usually at the outside end of the running-head line.

    Typesetting | A. A. Stewart
  • The gage should include the length of a full page, over all, from the top of the running head down to the foot slug.

    Typesetting | A. A. Stewart
  • The page number or folio is in the end of the running head line, the odd numbers at the right and the even numbers at the left.

    Typesetting | A. A. Stewart
  • The freight crew had ignored or forgotten it, and were now past Point of Rocks running head-on against the passenger train.

    The Mountain Divide | Frank H. Spearman

British Dictionary definitions for running head

running head

  1. printing a heading printed at the top of every page or every other page of a book

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