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Noun: header  he-du(r)
  1. A line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about
    "the header seemed to have little to do with the text";
    - heading, head
  2. Horizontal beam used as a finishing piece over a door or window
    - lintel
  3. Brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall
    - coping, cope
  4. A framing member crossing and supporting the ends of joists, studs, or rafters so as to transfer their weight to parallel joists, studs, or rafters
  5. A machine that cuts the heads off grain and moves them into a wagon
  6. (soccer) the act of hitting the ball with your head
  7. A headlong jump (or fall)
    "he took a header into the shrubbery"

Derived forms: headers

Type of: beam, brick, harvester, hit, hitting, jump, jumping, line, reaper, striking

Part of: wall

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