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.
Also sub·head·ing (for defs 1, 2).
Origin of subhead
First recorded in 1580–90; sub-
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British Dictionary definitions for subheading
the heading or title of a subdivision or subsection of a printed work
a division subordinate to a main heading or title
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Word Origin and History for subheading
"smaller heading or title in a book, chapter, newspaper, etc.," 1875, from sub- + head (n.) in the sense of "heading, headline."
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