running head

noun Printing.

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
Also called running title. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for running head

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

    Typesetting|A. A. Stewart

British Dictionary definitions for running head

running head

running title


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