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English definition of “masthead”


noun [C] (ON NEWSPAPER)    /ˈmɑːst.hed/ US  /ˈmæst-/
the title of a newspaper or magazine that is printed at the top of the front page Headlines and features in newspapers and magazines US a list of the names of the most important people involved in producing and writing for a magazine or newspaper : Hirth, listed on the masthead as publisher , wrote several articles in each issue .
(Definition of masthead noun (ON NEWSPAPER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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