- the top part of a ship's mast
- a box or section printed in each issue of a newspaper or magazine, giving the publishers, owners, and editors, the location of the offices, subscription rates, etc.
- nameplate (sense )
- to send (a sailor) to the masthead as a punishment
- to hoist to or display at the masthead
- Nautical The top of a mast.
- The listing in a newspaper or periodical of information about its staff, operation, and circulation.
- The title of a newspaper or periodical as it appears across the first page, front cover, or title page. Also called nameplate .
(third-person singular simple present mastheads, present participle mastheading, simple past and past participle mastheaded)
- (nautical) To send to the masthead as a punishment.
masthead - Computer Definition
The identifier at the top of a Web page, which is typically a graphic image with navigation links. The term originally referred to a plate on the mast of a sailing ship that named the owner of the vessel. The expression migrated to the editorial page of magazines and newspapers as a list or directory that identifies the publisher and editors. See navigation bar.