[syn: header, 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);
- Example: "he took a header into the shrubbery"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Header \Head"er\ (h[e^]d"[~e]r), n.
1. One who, or that which, heads nails, rivets, etc., esp. a
machine for heading.
2. One who heads a movement, a party, or a mob; head; chief;
(a) A brick or stone laid with its shorter face or head in
the surface of the wall.
(b) In framing, the piece of timber fitted between two
trimmers, and supported by them, and carrying the ends
of the tailpieces.
4. A reaper for wheat, that cuts off the heads only.
5. A fall or plunge head first, as while riding a bicycle, or
a skateboard, or in bathing; -- sometimes, implying the
striking of the head on the ground; as, to take a header.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below
it is about; "the heading seemed to have little to do with
the text" [syn: heading, header, head]
2: horizontal beam used as a finishing piece over a door or
window [syn: header, lintel]
3: brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall [syn:
header, 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
6: (soccer) the act of hitting the ball with your head
7: a headlong jump (or fall); "he took a header into the
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
32 Moby Thesaurus words for "header":
belly buster, belly flop, belly whopper, cannonball, crash dive,
cropper, culbute, dive, drop, fall, flop, forced landing, gainer,
jackknife, nose dive, parachute jump, pitch, plunge, pounce,
power dive, pratfall, running dive, sky dive, spill, sprawl,
stationary dive, stoop, stumble, swan dive, swoop, trip, tumble
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
1. The portion of a packet, preceding the actual data,
containing source and destination addresses, error checking
and other fields.
2. The part of an electronic mail message or news article
that precedes the body of a message and contains, among other
things, the sender's name and e-mail address and the date and
time the message was sent.