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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Header  \Head"er\,  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; 
  leader.  [R.] 
 
  3.  (Arch.) 
  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  headforemost,  as  while  riding  a  bicycle, 
  or  in  bathing;  as  to  take  a  header.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  header 
  n  1:  horizontal  beam  used  as  a  finishing  piece  over  a  door  or 
  window  [syn:  {lintel}] 
  2:  brick  that  are  laid  sideways  at  the  top  of  a  wall  [syn:  {coping}, 
  {cope}] 
  3:  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 
  4:  a  machine  that  cuts  the  heads  off  grain  and  moves  them  into 
  a  wagon 
  5:  (soccer)  the  act  of  hitting  the  ball  with  your  head 
  6:  a  headlong  jump  (or  fall);  "he  took  a  header  into  the 
  shrubbery" 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  header 
 
  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. 
 
 




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