What is Masthead?

Masthead definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
Also called flag. a statement printed in all issues of a newspaper, magazine, or the like, usually on the editorial page, giving the publication’s name, the names of the owner and staff, etc.
Also called nameplate. a line of type on the front page of a newspaper or the cover of a periodical giving the name of the publication.
Nautical. the head of a mast. the uppermost point of a mast.

verb (used with object) Nautical.
to hoist a yard to the fullest extent.
to hoist to the truck of a mast, as a flag.

to send to the upper end of a mast as a punishment.

Nautical. run up to the head of a mast: masthead rig.

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