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.
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In books and pamphlets the page number is usually at the outside end of the running-head line.Typesetting
A. A. Stewart
printing a heading printed at the top of every page or every other page of a book
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