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mast•head



Pronunciation: (mast'hed", mäst'-), [key]
n.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Naut.
a. the head of a mast.
b. the uppermost point of a mast.

v.t. Naut.
1. to hoist a yard to the fullest extent.
2. to hoist to the truck of a mast, as a flag.
3. to send to the upper end of a mast as a punishment.

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

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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