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running head

noun, Printing.
a descriptive word, phrase, title, or the like, usually repeated at the top of each page of a book, periodical, etc.
Also called running title.
Origin of running head
1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • In books and pamphlets the page number is usually at the outside end of the running-head line.

    Typesetting A. A. Stewart
British Dictionary definitions for running-head

running head

(printing) a heading printed at the top of every page or every other page of a book
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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