so important as to be named at or near the top of a newspaper item, advertisement, or the like: a topline actress; topline news.
of the highest reputation, importance, etc.: a topline business firm.

Origin of topline

First recorded in 1925–30; top1 + line1
Related formstop·lin·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for topliner

Historical Examples of topliner

  • "I always thought Ralston was cast for a topliner," continued the hostess, as he modestly evaded their congratulations.


    Arthur Cheny Train