subhead

[ suhb-hed ]
/ ˈsʌbˌhɛd /

noun

a title or heading of a subdivision, as in a chapter, essay, or newspaper article.
a subordinate division of a title or heading.
the immediate subordinate of the president or other head of an educational institution.

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decorum
Also sub·head·ing (for defs 1, 2).

Origin of subhead

First recorded in 1580–90; sub- + head
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Example sentences from the Web for sub-heading

  • Already about two miles and a half of the sub-heading have been driven.

  • The main heading was Physical and the sub-heading Medical History.

    Brink of Madness|Walter J. Sheldon
  • A sub-heading is a secondary heading and may be in the center of the measure or a side heading at the beginning of the line.

    Typesetting|A. A. Stewart